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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback | #5

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (32) / MIN
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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer admitted he isn't sure when Teddy Bridgewater will return from his knee injury.
"I don't know when Teddy will be back," he said bluntly. Bridgewater suffered a gruesome injury last summer, tearing his ACL and dislocating his knee. The Vikings have indicated that Sam Bradford will remain the starter even if Bridgewater is healthy for the start of next season. Despite his injury, the Vikings are expected to exercise Bridgewater's fifth-year option for 2018. Jan 15 - 11:00 AM

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ESPN's Ben Goessling said it "seems likely" the Vikings will exercise Teddy Bridgewater's fifth-year option.

Minnesota has until May to make their decision. Bridgewater is rehabbing a severe knee injury which involved a torn ACL, a dislocated knee, and other structural damage. It is unlikely he is ready for Week 1, it is possible he is never the same player, and the Vikings have already tabbed Sam Bradford as their starter for next season. Still, the option is guaranteed for new injury only, so there is not much risk to locking up Bridgewater for an extra year to see how the knee progresses.
Source: ESPN
Jan 10 - 9:28 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Teddy Bridgewater (knee, injured reserve) will undergo surgery Thursday.

He tore his ACL, dislocated his knee, and suffered other structural damage in practice last week. Werder reports the team still expects Bridgewater to make a full recovery and resume his career, but the fact that needs to be said sheds light on how gruesome this injury was. Bridgewater is questionable for the start of 2017.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 09:37:00 AM

According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, the Vikings traded for Sam Bradford based at least partially on the "belief that Teddy Bridgewater (knee) may not be back by the start of 2017."

Teddy suffered a devastating knee injury in a late-camp practice, tearing his ACL, dislocating his knee, and enduring "other structural damage." We're not betting against Bridgewater returning earlier than expected, but the Vikings have to protect themselves if that's the case. The Vikings have newly acquired Sam Bradford under contract for the next two seasons at $36 million.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Vikings placed QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Bridgewater suffered a completely torn ACL, dislocated knee, and other structural damage at Tuesday's practice. He's facing a lengthy rehab and isn't a lock to be ready for Week 1 next season. Shaun Hill will replace Bridgewater, but the Vikings could look outside the organization for another quarterback.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 05:24:00 PM

The Vikings announced Teddy Bridgewater suffered a completely torn ACL and dislocated knee at Tuesday's practice.

This was the fear. Bridgewater also suffered "other structural damage," and he's obviously done for the season. The Vikings expect Bridgewater to make a full recovery, but when exactly he'll be healed is anybody's guess. It's going to be a long, lonely rehab for the 24-year-old (in November). Minnesota's playoff chances take a big hit, even if Bridgewater isn't scaring many defenses with his arm. He showed tangible signs of progress the past year. Veteran backup Shaun Hill is a big downgrade. Adrian Peterson will be relied on even more.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 08:22:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury was "gruesome," and that his teammates were "noticeably affected."

It sounds like we're dealing with a Kevin Ware/Paul George-type situation. An ambulance and paramedics were summoned when Bridgewater went down, with the paramedics being something longtime observers had never seen before at a Vikings training camp practice. Bridgewater isn't going to play this season. The question is fast becoming if he'll be ready for 2017.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury is "significant."

Zimmer refused to formally announce that Bridgewater is out for the season, but seemed resigned to the fact. The Vikes will get official word after more testing. Anything from a torn ACL to torn patellar tendon is a possibility. Shaun Hill is now the starter, though the Vikings will be searching for more depth. Colin Kaepernick is the biggest name available, but his collapsed play, off-the-field distractions and salary are all significant hurdles to an acquisition.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater suffered a potentially serious non-contact left knee injury in Tuesday's practice.

Bridgewater went down in a heap, and his teammates immediately called for the trainer. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, players were cursing and throwing their helmets. They gathered around Bridgewater in prayer. The scene was described as "complete shock." The Vikings canceled practice and an ambulance was summoned. Obviously, it has the looks of a potentially season-ending injury, which would be a devastating blow even considering Bridgewater's game-managing ways. Journeyman veteran Shaun Hill is the next man up on the depth chart.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 12-of-16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' third preseason game.

He added a 22-yard scramble. Bridgewater was sharp despite missing recent practices due to arm fatigue, connecting with Stefon Diggs for 5-71 receiving on five targets and throwing a TD pass to Kyle Rudolph. The low-volume nature of Minnesota's passing offense is Teddy's biggest hurdle in the way of fantasy football impact. That could change if Adrian Peterson went down.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 02:56:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) is expected to start Sunday against Chargers.

Bridgewater caused a stir by sitting out the second preseason game and a few practices with a shoulder injury, but the issue was never serious. He returned to practice on Tuesday, and said he feels "very good." He will be fully healthy before Week 1.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 09:50:00 AM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) has resumed throwing.

Bridgewater missed last Thursday's preseason game, and was held out of practice over the weekend. He was limited to throws of roughly 15 yards in distance on Tuesday. The Vikings never even formally acknowledged that Bridgewater is/was hurt. It's not a concern for his Week 1 status, though he could miss this weekend's important third preseason game.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) did not throw in Saturday's practice.

The fact that he did not throw at all is slightly concerning after he was held out of Thursday's game, but coach Mike Zimmer once again said there is no reason to worry. The Vikings are likely just being cautious, but they did add Brad Sorensen on Saturday, hinting Bridgewater might sit out a couple days.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater missed Thursday's preseason game due to a shoulder injury.

Bridgewater is dealing with some minor soreness. He would have played were it a regular season game. Bridgewater should be fine for Minnesota's dress rehearsal next week.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 06:01:00 PM

Coaches and teammates noted Teddy Bridgewater's deep ball has vastly improved this offseason.

Bridgewater orchestrated a passing camp with a handful of teammates earlier in the offseason, showcased some deep balls, and has carried it over into spring practices. "He just looks more comfortable and confident," said coach Mike Zimmer. Bridgewater's deep ball through two seasons has been a massive sore spot for Minnesota's offense. This is a classic see-it-and-we'll-believe-it thing.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 08:26:00 PM