Mere days before the season started, the Minnesota Vikings traded for quarterback Sam Bradford after starter Teddy Bridgewater suffered a serious injury in practice. That didn’t leave TV networks much time to get a new stock photo of Bradford. But fear not, some apparently quick-thinking Photoshop wizard had the perfect solution.
Fox has been using this photoshopped Teddy Bridgewater image to represent Sam Bradford for more than a month pic.twitter.com/6hUpEqyctK— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 16, 2016
FOX decided to use a Teddy Bridgewater picture and put Sam Bradford's face on him and change the number and skin color. 😂 pic.twitter.com/Eh6QR4zGKE— Wolf Sports (@wolfsports) October 16, 2016
There are a couple of small problems—like the fact Bridgewater happens to be black and wearing gloves (not common for a quarterback)—but that’s nothing some after effects can’t fix, right?
Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford both wear 2 gloves and have VERY similar throwing motions. I never knew! pic.twitter.com/b9Xm6ykDoM— Eagle-Eyed Social Media User Dan Why-Ner (@DanWeiner) October 16, 2016
Sam Bradford looks like a kid who dressed up as teddy Bridgewater for halloween.— Julian Lucco (@julianlucco10) October 17, 2016
We’re six weeks into the NFL season, and the Vikings are off to a previously unthinkable 5-0 start, which means there’s literally no excuse for Fox not having actual game footage of Bradford. Two of the team’s games were even aired on the network.
No wonder the Vikings felt the need to clap back.