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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback | #5

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (32) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jun 14 - 8:26 PM

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Vikings GM Rick Spielman wants Teddy Bridgewater to "(let) it loose a little more" in 2016.

"I don’t want to call him cautious, but he took very good care of the ball because we don’t want to turn the ball over," Spielman said. "(Just) letting it loose a little more, giving some guys a chance to make plays even though it may not look like it’s open." We wouldn't expect a radically different approach from Bridgewater, who seems keenly aware of his arm strength limitations. Bridgewater has great ball placement, but lacks the power to consistently drive it beyond the second level.
Feb 18 - 4:57 PM

In an interview with PFT Live, Vikings GM Rick Spielman said he expects Teddy Bridgewater to benefit from playing his home games indoors going forward.

The Vikings' new indoor stadium opens in 2016. "If you look at Teddy’s stats and how he performed when we were indoors," Spielman said, "we feel he’s going to even take another step forward." Bridgewater has performed better indoors, averaging 258 yards and completing just over 70 percent of his passes, albeit in a five-game sample size. Unless the Vikings dramatically change their offensive approach, Bridgewater will remain one of the least valuable quarterbacks in fantasy.
Feb 16 - 9:42 AM

Teddy Bridgewater faced pressure on nearly 47 percent of his 2015 dropbacks.

He absorbed 44 sacks, sixth most in the NFL. The Vikings know their offensive line was a huge weakness, firing OL coach Jeff Davidson immediately after the season. The Vikings now have decisions to make on an ineffective and/or injury-riddled tackle crew of Matt Kalil, T.J. Clemmings, and Phil Loadholt. RG Mike Harris is a free agent and LG Brandon Fusco is coming off a down year.
Feb 12 - 4:56 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 17-of-24 passes for 146 yards in the Vikings' 10-9, Wild Card loss to the Seahawks.

Bridgewater made some big throws late, but mostly sputtered as both teams failed to get anything going in sub-zero weather. Bridgewater was a game manager bordering on liability as a sophomore, averaging just 202 yards per start while producing only 14 passing scores for the second straight year. Bridgewater flashes feathery ball placement, but can't drive the football. His weak arm severely limits what the Vikings can do on offense, but Bridgewater usually manages to play within his limitations, avoiding Hoyer-esque mistakes. His starting job won't be challenged in 2016.
Jan 10 - 4:23 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 10-of-19 passes for 99 yards and an interception in Sunday night's Week 17 win over the Packers.

The Vikings didn’t ask Bridgewater to do much, with half of his completions coming on check downs to Jerick McKinnon and Jarius Wright. Bridgewater’s interception was an ill-advised left-handed throw he made trying to avoid a sack. He took steps forward this year, but Bridgewater’s deep accuracy limits him to a game manager. Bridgewater finishes the regular season with 3,231 yards and a 14:9 TD/INT ratio, leading the Vikings to their first NFC North title since 2009. Minnesota hosts Seattle in the first round of the playoffs.
Jan 3 - 11:59 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 15-of-25 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 16 win over the Giants.

Bridgewater managed the game effectively, but wasn’t needed with the Vikings playing out a big lead. He hit Kyle Rudolph on a 28-yard pass over the middle of the field for his only touchdown. Bridgewater predictably took a step back from his four-TD game against Chicago, but hasn’t thrown an interception in three straight weeks. The Vikings will take on the Packers in Week 17 to decide the NFC North.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 11:58:00 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the team does not plan to change their offensive approach despite Teddy Bridgewater's recent success.

"I don't particularly see us as a team that's going to be throwing the ball every play," Zimmer said. "That's just not who we are right now. But I think you can see when we're effective throwing the football how much better we can be offensively." Bridgewater had easily his best statistical day as a pro against the Bears, throwing for four touchdowns and adding another on the ground. He only attempted 20 passes, however, and now has 30 or less in six of his last eight. Bridgewater has also thrown for multiple scores just twice this season including last week. Despite a big day, Bridgewater remains a low-end QB2.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 10:36:00 AM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 17-of-20 passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns in the Vikings' 38-17, Week 15 win over the Bears.

Easily the best game of Bridgewater's to-date career, he also rushed for 17 yards and a fifth touchdown. Adrian Peterson figured to be the star of this one, but Bridgewater picked them apart with a near-perfect passing display. His first touchdown was a beautiful lob to Stefon Diggs for 15 yards, and the two later hooked up again on a crossing route for a 33-yard score. Bridgewater's other two passing scores went to Jerick McKinnon on a dump-off and Zach Line on a short flat route. His rushing touchdown came on 3rd-and-9 from 12 yards away in the fourth quarter. Bridgewater has had back-to-back strong games and will get the Giants' bottom-barrel pass defense at home in Week 16. He'd still be hard to trust as anything more than a QB2.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 25-of-36 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 23-20, Week 14 loss to the Cardinals.

It was arguably Bridgewater's best start of the season, but all Vikings fans will remember is the final play. With 13 seconds and no timeouts remaining on a 3rd-and-10 from the Cardinals' 31-yard line, the Vikings bafflingly ran another play. That's squarely on coach Mike Zimmer, but Bridgewater's mistake was inexcusable, as well. With the play taking forever to develop, Bridgewater stepped up in the pocket instead of simply heaving the ball out of bounds. He was promptly stripped for a game-ending fumble. Before the gaffe, Bridgewater threw for a season high in yards by relentlessly nailing screens and other short-to-intermediate passes. Despite the nice night, Bridgewater will remain off the QB2 radar against the Bears in Week 15.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 11:39:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 17-of-28 passes for just 118 yards and an interception in Minnesota's 38-7, Week 13 loss to the Seahawks.

Bridgewater's INT was a completely airmailed throw to Stefon Diggs down the left seam. Bridgewater was utterly dominated by a defense that got carved up by Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Palmer the past two weeks. With 25 percent of the season to go, Bridgewater is on pace for just 3,198 yards and an incomprehensibly-low 11 passing touchdowns.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 20-of-28 passes for 174 yards and an interception in the Vikings' Week 12 win over the Falcons.

He scrambled four times for -3 yards. Bridgewater's stat line doesn't look great on paper, but he delivered a number of critical passes on third downs to keep the Vikings' offense on the field. Minnesota dominated time of possession in this game as Adrian Peterson went wild, scoring two touches and totaling 187 yards. Bridgewater will next try his game-managing act next against the Seahawks in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:04:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Falcons.

He's practiced in full all week. With just eight touchdown passes in 10 games this year, Bridgewater makes for a pretty underwhelming fantasy option. Expect the Vikings to go with their usual ground-and-pound approach at the Georgia Dome.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 02:37:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 25-of-37 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown Week 11 against the Packers.

He added four rushes for 43 yards including two impressive escapes to convert third downs. Bridgewater took a beating in this game, taking six sacks and briefly leaving the game with a shoulder injury late in the second quarter. The pressure cost him at least one touchdown as he underthrew a wide open Kyle Rudolph in the second half after taking a big hit. Bridgewater did make some nice throws in this game including one to Rudolph down the seam on a third-quarter touchdown drive. His score also went to Rudolph, who out-muscled Micah Hyde for a floated pass before out running him down the sideline for a 47-yard score. Despite the positive game, Bridgewater again failed to throw for more than one touchdown, and this was only the third 20-point fantasy game of his career. He will not be a starting option against the Falcons' underrated defense next week.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:04:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) is listed on the Week 11 injury report, but is practicing in full.

The injury won't impact his status for Sunday. Bridgewater is a mid-range QB2 in a pivotal division game against the Packers.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 05:17:00 PM

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QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Shaun Hill
3Taylor Heinicke
4Joel Stave
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
4Jhurell Pressley
5C.J. Ham
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
2Blake Renaud
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Charles Johnson
3Adam Thielen
4Terrell Sinkfield
5Isaac Fruechte
WR21Laquon Treadwell
2Jarius Wright
3Cordarrelle Patterson
4Moritz Bohringer
5Marken Michel
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
4David Morgan
5Brian Leonhardt
LT1Matt Kalil
2T.J. Clemmings
3Carter Bykowski
LG1Alex Boone
2Jeremiah Sirles
3Austin Shepherd
C1John Sullivan
2Joe Berger
3Nick Easton
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Mike Harris
3Zac Kerin
RT1Andre Smith
2Phil Loadholt
3Willie Beavers
K1Blair Walsh