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."
Vikings placed QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.
The Vikings announced Teddy Bridgewater suffered a completely torn ACL and dislocated knee at Tuesday's practice.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury was "gruesome," and that his teammates were "noticeably affected."
Speaking Tuesday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury is "significant."
Teddy Bridgewater suffered a potentially serious non-contact left knee injury in Tuesday's practice.
Teddy Bridgewater completed 12-of-16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' third preseason game.
Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) is expected to start Sunday against Chargers.
Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) has resumed throwing.
Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) did not throw in Saturday's practice.
Teddy Bridgewater missed Thursday's preseason game due to a shoulder injury.
Coaches and teammates noted Teddy Bridgewater's deep ball has vastly improved this offseason.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman wants Teddy Bridgewater to "(let) it loose a little more" in 2016.
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.