One of the most bizarre proclamations at the 1/4 point of the NFL season was that Sam Bradford was the NFL MVP. The Vikings were 4-0, and rolling behind a fierce defense and a mistake-free Sam Bradford.
The former #1 overall pick had just joined Minnesota from Philadelphia, and the trade was looking like a steal because offensive coordinator Norv Turner was pushing all the right buttons for Bradford.
Amazingly, just 13 days ago ESPN floated that colleges were interested in Turner. (He must have a good agent.) But after a loss to the Eagles in which the Vikings couldn’t move the ball, and then a really ugly primetime loss to the Bears in which the offensive line couldn’t protect Bradford, Norv Turner has “resigned.” I put it in quotes because it’s pretty clear coach Mike Zimmer is pissed off and instead of just firing the well-respected Turner, they let him “resign.”
How does one go from HOT HOT HOT and colleges are considering him, to … see ya?
NFL: Not For Long.
Pat Shurmur will replace Turner. Shurmur has been Bradford’s offensive coordinator twice before, including when he was rookie of the year in St. Louis.