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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Louisville
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Teddy Bridgewater completed 27-of-41 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 23-20, Week 4 loss to the Broncos, adding three rushes for 23 yards.
It was easily Bridgewater's best start of the season, but he was undone by shaky protection. Under siege from Denver's elite front seven, Bridgewater took seven sacks for 57 yards. Bridgewater wasn't holding onto the ball too long, he simply didn't have time. Bridgewater was gutsy all afternoon, hanging in the pocket and picking up some really tough yardage on his runs. With 25 percent of the season in the books, the sophomore is on pace for 3,096 yards, eight touchdowns and eight picks. The TD rate will obviously pick up, but Bridgewater is merely a low-end QB2 in Minnesota's run-first offense. Oct 4 - 7:38 PM

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Teddy Bridgewater completed 13-of-24 passes for 121 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Minnesota's 31-14, Week 3 win over the Chargers.

The Vikings routed the Chargers in a non-competitive game, but rode their defense and Adrian Peterson to the W. Bridgewater showed uncharacteristically shaky ball placement in posting the lowest passing total of his 15-game career. Losing Charles Johnson to a ribs injury early didn't help, but it was not an impressive day for the sophomore, especially considering the Bolts were down their top two corners on the road. Bridgewater has just 274 passing yards over his past two games. He'll barely be on the QB2 radar against the Broncos' elite defense in Week 4.
Sep 27 - 4:26 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 14-of-18 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown and rushed 6 times for 21 yards and another score Week 2 against the Lions.

Bridgewater did his best Alex Smith impression in this game, targeting his wide receivers just eight times and routinely getting out of trouble with his legs. Bridgewater's big play of the game came on an underhand toss to Adrian Peterson while being sacked. Peterson found room around the edge for a 49-yard gain. Bridgewater's use of his legs is promising, but he will not be a reliable fantasy option until the Vikings open up the playbook.
Sep 20 - 5:26 PM

Teddy Bridgewater went 23-for-31 for 232 yards and an interception and scrambled three times for 16 rushing yards in the Vikings' Week 1 loss to the 49ers.

It was an up and down evening for the Vikings’ second-year quarterback. Bridgewater got hot in the second half with nine completions in a row but struggled on deep passes and couldn’t convert many third downs. His interception in the fourth quarter seemed like it was thrown to no one in particular. Monday night was a step back for Teddy, though he’ll have a chance to redeem himself next week against the Lions.
Sep 15 - 1:34 AM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 7-of-7 passes for 76 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

He added a six-yard carry. With the Vikings already playing in their fourth exhibition tilt thanks to the Hall-of-Fame game, Bridgewater was yanked after only two series. The highlight was a 39-yard completion to Mike Wallace. Bridgewater finishes the preseason 29-of-35 for 295 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Bridgewater has the potential to be this year's Ryan Tannehill, crashing the top 10 at quarterback, but he begins the season as a high-end QB2.
Aug 29 - 9:04 PM

Teddy Bridgewater said his goal is to have better than a 70-percent completion rate.

Drew Brees was the last quarterback to post better than a 70-percent rate when he completed 71.2 percent of his passes in 2011. Tony Romo came close last year with a 69.9 rate. Bridgewater has completed 78.6 percent of his throws this preseason, and he has the short and intermediate accuracy to be one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the league. Bridgewater could push for QB1 status this season.
Aug 24 - 12:38 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 10-of-14 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.

Bridgewater was sharp for the second straight week, dropping a beautiful fade to Charles Johnson for a 10-yard score. The ascendant sophomore is now 17-of-22 for 175 yards (7.95 YPA) and a touchdown through two exhibition contests. He's on the QB1 borderline.
Aug 22 - 9:12 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 7-of-8 passes for 86 yards in the Vikings' second preseason game Saturday night against the Bucs.

Bridgewater was sharp, repeatedly hooking up with his backs, tight ends, and slot receiver Jarius Wright to keep Minnesota's offense on the move. In a matter of one quarter, Teddy led the Vikings to nine points, which could've been 11 if not for a failed two-point conversion attempt. Through two preseason games, Bridgewater is 12-of-14 passing for 130 yards with no turnovers.
Aug 15 - 8:47 PM

Teddy Bridgwater finished the Hall of Fame Game 5-of-6 passing for 44 yards.

He played one quarter before giving way to Mike Kafka. Teddy was composed in the face of pressure and kept his eyes downfield but ultimately played it safe with checkdowns. He'll play more in Minnesota's fourth preseason game.
Aug 9 - 8:42 PM

Teddy Bridgewater added five pounds of muscle this offseason.

Bridgewater weighed 215-pounds at the 2014 Combine and played at 196 last year. Durability was one of Bridgewater’s concerns coming out of Louisville. The added strength should help keep him healthy. Bridgewater took 39 sacks and was hit on 11 percent of his dropbacks last year, missing one game to injury.
Jul 29 - 6:26 PM

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, it's "obvious how much more in command" Teddy Bridgewater is than he was as a rookie.

OC Norv Turner says Bridgewater has "no limits in terms of being able to learn and pick things up." Per the Star-Tribune, the wafer-thin Bridgewater has also bulked up a bit this offseason, but still "won’t be competing in the Mr. Universe competition any time soon." The Bridgewater hype train could get a bit carried away this summer, but he's definitely an upside QB2.
Jul 25 - 9:41 AM

Vikings OC Norv Turner said Teddy Bridgewater was "much more decisive" during the final six games of last season.

Buoyed by the Charles Johnson-for-Cordarrelle Patterson switch, Bridgewater settled in down the stretch. He posted a 10:6 TD-to-INT ratio, 68.9 completion rate, and 98.1 QB rating across the last six games with yardage that would extrapolate to 3,840 in 16 games. Now Bridgewater has a year of the Norv offense under his belt, a healthy Kyle Rudolph and a true lid-lifter in Mike Wallace.
Source: USA Today
Jul 7 - 8:19 AM

Speaking at Vikings OTAs on Wednesday, Teddy Bridgewater called Kyle Rudolph "the biggest weapon we have right now."

"He's like a new player out there," Bridgewater said of Rudolph, who endured yet another injury-ruined season in 2014. Rudolph, Bridgewater, and Charles Johnson spent the offseason training together. Still only 25 years old, Rudolph will be worth a late-round flyer in 2015 fantasy drafts. Durability remains the biggest obstacle in the way of Rudolph realizing his potential.
May 27 - 7:31 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer said he's excited to get Teddy Bridgewater into the Vikings' new indoor stadium in 2016.

Although Bridgewater performed well in his five cold-weather situations as a rookie, he has relatively small 9 1/4-inch hands. Playing more games under perfect conditions is a boost to all quarterbacks, not just Bridgewater. Note that QBs playing indoors since 2007 have a 64.1 completion percentage, 7.37 YPA and 60.0 QBR. QBs outdoors since 2007 have a 61.6 completion percentage, 7.18 YPA and 56.6 QBR. There's also a strong negative correlation between passing stats and declining temperatures.
Mar 31 - 11:04 AM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wants Teddy Bridgewater to put on weight this offseason.

"He needs to add a little more strength," said Zimmer. "He's about 210 pounds, we're trying to get him around 218." Putting on 10-15 pounds would give Bridgewater a similar physique to Robert Griffin III (6'2"/222) and Aaron Rodgers (6'2"/225). Adding muscle could improve Bridgewater's deep ball while helping him shed more tacklers. The 22-year-old is hoping to build off a respectable rookie season that included 14 touchdown passes and 209 yards rushing.
Mar 23 - 12:15 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Shaun Hill
3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
WR11Charles Johnson
2Jarius Wright
3Stefon Diggs
WR21Mike Wallace
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Adam Thielen
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
4Chase Ford
LT1Matt Kalil
LG1Brandon Fusco
C1Joe Berger
2Zac Kerin
RG1Mike Harris
2Jeremiah Sirles
RT1T.J. Clemmings
2Austin Shepherd
K1Blair Walsh