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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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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. Nov 15 - 1:51 PM

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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.
Nov 13 - 3:27 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
Nov 13 - 9:56 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.
Nov 12 - 11:36 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
Nov 10 - 7:02 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.
Nov 8 - 4:36 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.
Nov 8 - 11:09 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.
Nov 6 - 11:52 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
Nov 5 - 10:25 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
Oct 29 - 9:55 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.
Oct 23 - 11:08 AM

Teddy Bridgewater "definitely" believes he will play this season.

Bridgewater said he "didn't feel rusty" in his return to practice Wednesday and is "very confident" in the health of his knee. Bridgewater is not going to play on Sunday against the Ravens and could need a couple weeks to get up to speed, but it continues to look like he will make starts this year. Owners in deep two-quarterback leagues should look at stashing him on the bench.
Oct 19 - 12:35 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed he doesn't expect Teddy Bridgewater (knee) to play this week.

"We still don’t know where it’s going to go, where that’s going to lead," said Zimmer. "Everybody is excited about Teddy being back, but he’s got a ways to go. He’s probably not going to play this week, so we need to put the brakes on things a little." Bridgewater drew raves from teammates in his first practice since 2015. He's been working in with the first-team offense, but Bridgewater is at least a week away from returning. Case Keenum remains on track to start against Baltimore.
Oct 18 - 6:21 PM

The Vikings have confirmed Teddy Bridgewater (knee) will resume practicing on Wednesday.

That will begin the Vikings' three-week window to officially activate Bridgewater or revert him to the PUP list for the remainder of the season. All signs point toward Bridgewater being officially activated before his window is through. Sidelined for 14 months, Bridgewater is going to need multiple weeks of practice to get up to speed before he's a legitimate option under center.
Oct 16 - 3:18 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Vikings plan to activate Teddy Bridgewater (knee) from the PUP list and have him return to practice on Wednesday.

Bridgewater gained practice clearance on Monday, and the 4-2 Vikings aren't going to waste any time as they search for answers under center. Sam Bradford's (knee) status remains murky, and Case Keenum is barely cutting it. Sidelined since last August, Bridgewater is going to need more than three practices to be ready to return, but the Vikings have little to lose by getting the ball rolling as soon as possible.
Oct 16 - 2:35 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Case Keenum
2Teddy Bridgewater
RB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
3Mack Brown
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Latavius Murray
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Michael Floyd
3Jarius Wright
WR21Adam Thielen
2Laquon Treadwell
3Stacy Coley
WR31Laquon Treadwell
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Blake Bell
LT1Riley Reiff
2Rashod Hill
LG1Nick Easton
2Jeremiah Sirles
C1Pat Elflein
RG1Joe Berger
2Danny Isidora
RT1Joe Berger
2Aviante Collins
K1Kai Forbath