Vikings fans, anecdotally, are treating the upcoming playoffs in one of two ways: They are bravely touting how good their 13-3 team is, or they are nervous about Minnesota blowing a game in an unexpected, painful way. He has simply performed well above what the team had expected after Bradford was sidelined with a knee injury following his impressive Week 1 outing.
Vikings cornerback Terence Newman (foot) was listed as questionable for Sunday.
"This week we aren't Saints ... we're Vikings", said a video posted on Twitter by the team.
It's not immediately known if Bradford will sit ahead of Teddy Bridgewater on the depth chart and serve as the backup quarterback behind Case Keenum in Sunday's NFC divisional round playoff game versus the visiting New Orleans Saints.
After practice on Friday, Zimmer refuted a report that Bradford might be activated.
Minnesota waived tight end Kyle Carter to make room on the roster for Bradford.
Bradford was stellar in the opening win against the Saints, but unable to play the following week. He did not record a catch in three games this season.