Adrian Peterson reacts to Vikings trade for Sam Bradford

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: Adrian Peterson
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: Adrian Peterson /

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did not hold back on his reaction to being reunited with Sam Bradford.

The Minnesota Vikings shocked the NFL world with a blockbuster trade for former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford. The Vikings gave up their 2017 first-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick in exchange for the injury-prone quarterback.

Minnesota was in desperate need of a quarterback since starter Teddy Bridgewater is out for the season with a torn ACL. All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson weighed in with his thoughts on the Vikings acquiring his ex-Oklahoma teammate.

Bradford and Peterson played together at Oklahoma until the running back was drafted by the Vikings in 2007. Bradford was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2010 with the first overall pick after a successful career at Oklahoma. His career with the Rams was marred by injuries though, which included two season-ending ACL tears. His one year with the Philadelphia Eagles did not end well either after high preseason expectations.

This is sure to immediately concern Vikings fans since Bridgewater recently suffered the same injury. However, Bradford was still one of the best trade options for the Vikings in a thin quarterback pool.

The Vikings were expected to be a dark horse to win the Super Bowl with Bridgewater entering his third season in the NFL. It remains to be seen how Bradford can play with his best supporting cast by far in his career. The former No. 1 overall pick will have the privilege of playing with the best running back in the game and a rising defense. However, his production has fallen far below expectations throughout his career.

Bradford has widely been considered a draft bust due to his inability to lead any of his teams to the playoffs or even a winning record. It will be up to him to guide the Vikings to their second consecutive NFC North title, though.