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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback | #5

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (32) / MIN
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Vikings GM Rick Spielman admitted there remains uncertainty whether Teddy Bridgewater's contract will toll for 2018, which would reject him free agency this year.
All three of Bridgewater, Case Keenum, and Sam Bradford are currently scheduled to become free agents on March 14. However, since Bridgewater spent the first part of the season on reserve/PUP, there may be a hurdle for him to clear for free agency. In the CBA, it says a player in the final year of his deal will have his contract toll another year if he spends the first six games of said year on PUP. "Right now, he’s technically ready to become a free agent," Spielman said. "With the tolling, it’s not a Vikings [decision], that’s an NFL and player union [issue] that will have to decide that." It sounds like Spielman could push for tolling but blame it on the league if it happens. Feb 2 - 10:01 AM

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Teddy Bridgewater said he "definitely" sees himself as a starter in 2018.

The Vikings have big decisions to make at quarterback with all three of Bridgewater, Case Keenum, and Sam Bradford headed to free agency. The best-case scenario for the Vikings would be to re-sign Bridgewater as a backup for either Keenum or Bradford, but it sounds like he wants a real shot at a No. 1 job. Of course, that opportunity may prove difficult to find considering he has attempted two passes since 2015 because of a serious knee injury. Bridgewater's market will be one of the more interesting to monitor this spring.
Jan 22 - 12:15 PM

Vikings declared QB Teddy Bridgewater, QB Kyle Sloter, WR Stacy Coley, RB Mack Brown, OG Danny Isidora, DL Tashawn Bower, and C Cornelius Edison inactive for the Divisional Round against the Saints.

With Sam Bradford healthy following knee surgery, he is getting the nod to back up Case Keenum over Bridgewater, who is an impending free agent and may have played his final snap as a Viking.
Jan 14 - 3:18 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 0-of-2 passes and an interception in the Vikings' Week 15 win over the Bengals.

Bridgewater saw his first action since 2015, entering the game with the Vikings up 34-to-0. His interception came on a pass that was deflected up into the air by his own player and wasn't his fault. With Keenum playing incredibly well we likely won't see Bridgewater again unless another game gets out of hand.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:29:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Vikings were "very tempted" to start Teddy Bridgewater this week against the Rams.

Case Keenum got the nod following his big Week 10 performance where he threw for 304 yards and four scores, so coach Mike Zimmer really couldn't go away from him for Week 11. However, it appears the leash is very short for Keenum, and he could be pulled at the first inkling of trouble. Per Glazer, the Vikings view Bridgewater "as their franchise," so they want to get him reps now that he's healthy. Keenum could easily get yanked versus the Rams' top-end defense.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 01:51:00 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was noncommittal on Monday when asked about his starting quarterback for Week 11.

It's an interesting stance one day after Case Keenum turned in one of the best performances of his career, although he did throw two picks that kept the Redskins in the game. On Monday, Zimmer said he wouldn't name a starter until he spoke to the rest of the team. It sounds like there is a possibility the Vikings will turn to Bridgewater in the near future, if not Week 11 against the Rams.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 03:27:00 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he will evaluate the starting quarterback job on a "day-to-day" basis.

"I've got a plan," Zimmer said. "Sometimes plans change. We'll see how it goes, and we'll sit down this week, and we'll visit about it and go from there." Case Keenum threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns in another win on Sunday, but he also tossed two interceptions in the second half which made things more interesting. Keenum has done enough to keep the job for now, but Teddy Bridgewater looks destined to start at some point this season.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 09:56:00 AM

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is officially active for Sunday’s game versus Washington.

After a 15-month absence, Bridgewater will still only be the backup to Case Keenum this week, but has been splitting reps with Keenum in practice. Minnesota has reeled off four straight wins entering this week with Keenum under center and have taken things slow with ensuring that Bridgewater is fully ready to take the field, but Keenum is a longtime journeyman that lacks upside. Eventually Minnesota will have to win games in which their defense doesn’t hold their opponent to fewer than 20 points. Bridgewater is officially ready to make a true push for the starting quarterback job and is only a play away from hitting the field as soon as this week.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 11:36:00 AM

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports Teddy Bridgewater is "throwing better than he was" before his knee injury.

Bridgewater has been setback-free over the last two weeks of practice. He’s expected to be active Sunday, but won’t start after a 15-month layoff. It’s a conservative move with Bridgewater close to fully healthy. The Vikings have four straight wins but are a limited offense with Case Keenum — a game-managing journeyman on an expiring deal. It’s possible Bridgewater regains his starting role in Week 11.
Source: NFL Network
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 07:02:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is practicing in full for Week 10 against the Redskins.

It's further confirmation that Bridgewater will be available Sunday at Washington after being activated from the PUP list earlier this week. He'll begin as a backup but could ascend to the starting role if Case Keenum slips up.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Vikings activated QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) from the reserve/PUP list.

Bridgewater mangled his knee up two summers ago and hasn't played since the 2015 season. To clear room, the Vikings placed Sam Bradford (knee) on injured reserve. Bridgewater isn't going to be ready this week against the Redskins, but he's likely to make an appearance this season. Case Keenum will remain the starter for now, and Kyle Sloter will likely be his backup.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 11:09:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Teddy Bridgewater (knee, PUP) is expected to be activated by Wednesday, but he may not start Week 10.

Specifically, Rapoport tweeted, "Don't be surprised if he backs up Case Keenum, who earned more starts." It is not a strong stand by the reporter, but it makes sense for the Vikings to take it as slow as possible with Bridgewater following a long layoff. Bridgewater should only be rostered in deep two-quarterback formats.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 11:52:00 AM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Vikings will activate Teddy Bridgewater (knee, PUP) in Week 10.

The deadline to activate Bridgewater is Wednesday. Now 14 months removed from a torn ACL, Bridgewater will resume full practice this week in anticipation of his activation next Sunday against Washington. Case Keenum is still the favorite to start, but should be on a short leash now that Bridgewater is back at full strength. Sam Bradford (knee) remains out indefinitely.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 10:25:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Teddy Bridgewater (knee, PUP) could return in Week 10.

Now that Bridgewater has resumed practicing, the Vikings have until November 8 to activate him from the PUP list. All signs point to him returning immediately following Minnesota's Week 9 bye, giving him a chance to be under center November 12 at Washington. Per Rapoport, the Vikings still think of Bridgwater as their "franchise quarterback" and wouldn't hesitate to start him over Case Keenum, who has struggled in recent weeks. With Keenum cooling off and Sam Bradford still out indefinitely with a knee injury, Bridgewater is worth a speculative add in two-quarterback leagues.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 09:55:00 AM

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports Teddy Bridgewater (knee, PUP) will not play Week 8 against the Browns.

The game will be held at Twickenham Stadium in England, and Florio writes the Vikings do not want to risk Bridgewater on the "notoriously slippery" soccer field. With the Vikings on bye Week 9, that means the earliest we will see Bridgewater is Week 10 against Washington, but it is not a given he will be the starter even once he is healthy enough to play. For now, Bridgewater is just a stash in deep two-quarterback leagues.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 11:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Sloter
RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3Mack Brown
4Bishop Sankey
GLB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Adam Thielen
2Jarius Wright
3Cayleb Jones
4Brandon Zylstra
WR21Stefon Diggs
2Laquon Treadwell
3Stacy Coley
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Blake Bell
4Nick Truesdell
LT1Riley Reiff
2Dieugot Joseph
LG1Nick Easton
2Danny Isidora
C1Pat Elflein
2Cornelius Edison
RG1Jeremiah Sirles
2Aviante Collins
3Josh Andrews
RT1Mike Remmers
2Rashod Hill
3Cedrick Lang