​When you think of quarterbacks who are known for throwing the deep ball, a few names probably come to mind. 


You might think of Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and Matt Ryan, just to name a few. Yet, none of them led the league in accuracy on deep passes this season, and you'd probably go through at least a handful of other quarterbacks before you got to this one: Sam Bradford. That's right, Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford led the league in accuracy on deep passes this season. 

​​Bradford, who was acquired at the end of the preseason after Vikings starting QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending knee injury, led the league with a 71.6 completion percentage, which also happened to ​top Drew Brees' NFL record of 71.2% in 2011

Known as more of a "dink and dunk" guy, Bradford was just ​23rd in total air yards, but was able to connect when he went deep. In 15 games, he finished the season with a career-high 3,877 passing yards to go with 20 TDs and just five interceptions. Though some have criticized the trade for Bradford, which landed the Philadelphia Eagles the Vikings' first-round pick in the 2017 draft, Bradford had, by all accounts, a career year.