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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 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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling fully expects "bigger and better things" from Teddy Bridgewater in Year 2.

Bridgewater recorded the third-highest completion percentage (64.4) and seventh-highest passer rating (85.2) by a rookie in NFL history. He did it even though Cordarrelle Patterson was a liability, Kyle Rudolph was hurt, Adrian Peterson missed 15 games and he was learning Norv Turner's offense for the first time. Over the final six weeks of the season, Bridgewater was fantasy's No. 10 QB and he'll bring serious QB2 appeal heading into 2015 -- especially if the Vikings bring back Peterson.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 27 - 11:15 AM

Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Teddy Bridgewater "is the quarterback," and there won't be a competition.

Bridgewater led the Vikings to a 6-6 record in his 12 rookie-year starts and had a very nice 10:6 TD:INT ratio over his final six games. He showed great calmness in the pocket and consistent accuracy as a passer. With another offseason in OC Norv Turner's offense, the Vikings can expect another leap forward from Bridgewater. The Vikings will likely cut Matt Cassel in the next couple months.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 17-of-25 throws for 209 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears, adding 18 yards rushing.

He also had a long first-quarter touchdown pass to Greg Jennings called back. Bridgewater closes out his promising rookie campaign with a touchdown pass in ten straight games. His TD-to-INT ratio over the final six weeks was 10:6. Bridgewater does not have a cannon arm and is small from a size standpoint, but he is a cool, composed pocket passer with sneaky athleticism and pretty consistent accuracy. It's fair to wonder what Bridgewater's long-term ceiling is for fantasy football, but he showed an ability to pick apart defenses at the short and intermediate levels down the stretch of his rookie year. He was in full command over the final month and a half, outplaying the rest of the 2014 quarterback class. Bridgewater will likely be a top 15-18 quarterback in 2015 re-draft leagues. Dynasty owners should be excited.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:01:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 19-of-26 throws for 259 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Dolphins.

He added five scrambles for 13 yards. Teddy's first touchdown of the game came on a dime throw to Greg Jennings on a 21-yard corner route. Complemented by an effective power running game, Bridgewater played arguably his best game all year despite the loss. Bridgewater's best throw of the day occurred in the third quarter on a gain of 24 to Jennings. Bridgewater was intercepted later in the frame by Dolphins DL Derrick Shelby, but the pass clanged off RB Matt Asiata on a pass Asiata should have secured. Bridgewater threw his second touchdown to Jarius Wright in the fourth quarter, good from eight yards out. The 6-9 Vikings will close out their season against the Bears in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:50:00 PM