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Expectations for Sam Bradford in opener

8/9/2010

Sam Bradford makes his NFL preseason debut Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings in the Edward Jones Dome.

What should we expect?

The chart shows first-game preseason stats for quarterbacks drafted first overall since 2000. They combined for a 65.1 passer rating (JaMarcus Russell was not signed in time to participate).

In 1998, Peyton Manning completed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Harrison on his first preseason attempt.

QB openers: Top picks in preseason debuts