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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
Contract: view contract details

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The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Matt Vensel cannot "rule out Teddy Bridgewater (knee) getting cleared to return at some point in 2017."
That was the impression we got when Bridgewater surprisingly threw some passes in individual drills during the offseason program. Still, Vensel cautions Bridgewater "still has a ways to go" before he is cleared to return. If he is able to come back, Bridgewater will back up Sam Bradford. Jun 19 - 10:36 AM

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Appearing on PFT Live, Vikings LG Alex Boone said Teddy Bridgewater (knee) "looks great."

"And the one thing I love about Teddy is he’s so determined," Boone said. "He’s got a chip-on-his-shoulder mentality and I think he’s going to come out well on the other end." Despite the positive signs from Bridgewater, Boone admitted the Vikings are Sam Bradford's team at this point, calling him a "true leader." It looks like Bridgewater at least has a chance to get back on the field this season, but it will be as a backup if he does.
Jun 15 - 9:02 AM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman said there is still no timetable for Teddy Bridgewater's (knee) return.

"It’s an unknown because of the severity of the injury," Spielman said. "We’re not going to put his health at risk." Videos of Bridgewater throwing passes in OTAs have popped up over the last few weeks, but it is clear he still has a long way to go. That said, it is no longer unthinkable he is able to back up Sam Bradford at some point this season.
Jun 8 - 11:38 AM

Teddy Bridgewater (knee) threw "a few undefended passes" during positional drills on Wednesday.

Bridgewater spent most of his time on the rehab field, but it is promising he was allowed to throw a few passes with the other quarterbacks. Bridgewater still has not been cleared to practice, but coach Mike Zimmer said he is "progressing as well as anybody could expect" after a horrific knee injury last August. It is not unthinkable he is able to back up Sam Bradford come Week 1.
Jun 1 - 10:08 AM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is "progressing as well as anybody could expect."

Zimmer, who is home recovering from eye surgery, has only seen practice tape of Bridgewater but likes what he's seen. "He’s throwing the ball well. He’s got good velocity, accurate," Zimmer said. "He’s working his rear end off. It just makes you proud for him." Despite the progress, Zimmer conceded Bridgewater still has a "long ways to go." Regardless of Bridgewater's availability, Sam Bradford is locked in as the Vikings' Week 1 starter.
May 26 - 2:19 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (left knee) took snaps and threw passes at Tuesday's OTAs session.

In a video released by the team, Bridgewater was dropping back with his surgically-repaired knee sheathed in a long brace. Speaking earlier this month, coach Mike Zimmer said he was feeling "more optimistic" about Bridgewater's recovery, but cautioned he still had a "long way to go." At best, Bridgewater is questionable to back up Sam Bradford in Week 1. The reserve/PUP list remains the most likely possibility.
May 23 - 6:11 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he's feeling "more optimistic" about Teddy Bridgewater's return from a torn ACL but admitted he still has a "long way to go" in his recovery.

Bridgewater took part in some conditioning at OTAs but he's nowhere close to playing. If the Vikings decide to stash Bridgewater on I.R. this season, his contract would toll to 2018. That appears to be the most likely scenario at this point. Sam Bradford is locked in as Minnesota's Week 1 starting quarterback.
May 5 - 1:44 PM

The Vikings will not exercise Teddy Bridgewater's 2018 team option.

With the options guaranteed for injury only, the Vikes were never going to exercise it for a player coming back from one of the more severe knee injuries in recent memory. Per reporter Tom Pelissero, Bridgewater is expected to begin 2017 on the reserve/PUP list before being re-evaluated in October. Bridgewater is taking part in offseason conditioning, which is a good sign. Sam Bradford will be the Vikings' 2017 quarterback.
May 1 - 3:08 PM

Updating a previous item, Teddy Bridgewater's (knee) contract would toll to 2018 if he spends all of this season on reserve/PUP.

With this information, it makes all the sense in the world for the Vikings to stash Bridgewater on PUP, let him rehab, and then revisit the situation in 2018 when Sam Bradford is scheduled to be a free agent. A lot will happen between now and then, but it sounds like Bridgewater won't hit free agency next March.
Apr 26 - 3:07 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings are expected to decline Teddy Bridgewater's fifth-year team option for 2018.

As expected. Bridgewater mangled his knee last summer, forcing the Vikings to swing a deal for Sam Bradford, and Bridgewater still isn't healthy and remains without a timetable for return. Bradford is expected to get an extension at some point, which should allow Bridgewater to hit the open market in 2018. (They're not going to pay both.) He shouldn't be rushing to get back to the field in Minnesota unless Bradford gets hurt. Bridgewater is still just 24 and could be an interesting free-agent case next year.
Apr 26 - 10:48 AM

Teddy Bridgewater (knee) remains without a timetable for a return.

GM Rick Spielman did say that Bridgewater had a "great" first week of offseason practice. Bridgewater is eight months removed from blowing up his knee in a training camp practice. Every indication is that Sam Bradford will remain the Vikings' starter for 2017.
Apr 25 - 2:59 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said there is still no timeline for Teddy Bridgewater (knee).

Bridgewater has started running in the pool, but he is still limited to non-weight bearing exercises. The quarterback tore his ACL, dislocated his knee, and suffered "other structural damage" last August. It will be a surprise if he is ready for Week 1, and it is not a given he will be able to get back on the field at all.
Mar 27 - 7:47 PM

Appearing on PFT Live, Vikings GM Rick Spielman said there is no way to "put a timeline" on Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury.

Bridgewater suffered a catastrophic knee injury last August which included a torn ACL, dislocated knee, and "other structural damage." The fact the Vikings do not have a timetable six months later speaks to the severity. Last week, Spielman said he hopes Bridgewater will be able to resume his career.
Mar 2 - 7:47 AM

Speaking Thursday, Vikings GM Rick Spielman said "everybody's hoping" Teddy Bridgewater (knee) can resume his career.

Spielman passed up an opportunity to guarantee his 24-year-old quarterback will ever play again. Bridgewater has yet to resume football activities, and is without a timeline for doing so. Headed into the final year of his contract, Sam Bradford will be under center in Week 1.
Feb 23 - 1:33 PM

ESPN's Ben Goessling reports the Vikings haven't "ruled out the possibility" Teddy Bridgewater (knee) could return in 2017.

This conflicts with a report Bridgewater will be sidelined until next March. The Vikings are still in "wait-and-see mode" and haven't provided any updates on Bridgewater's status. Bridgewater isn't expected to be ready for the start of the season, but remains without a timetable. Sam Bradford will open 2017 as the Vikings' starter.
Source: ESPN
Jan 27 - 5:35 PM

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