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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
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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

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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

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Vikings will activate Teddy Bridgewater (knee) off the PUP list within the next two weeks.

Cleared to practice on Monday, Rapoport reports Minnesota expects Bridgewater to play this season. Once activated, the Vikings will have a three-week practice window to decide whether to place Bridgewater on the active roster or stash him on the PUP the rest of the season. It may not be before the bye in Week 9, but it is looking more and more likely Bridgewater will make starts this season.
Oct 16 - 11:14 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Teddy Bridgewater (knee, PUP) has been cleared to practice.

Pro Football Talk reported in September Bridgewater was expected to be healthy enough to practice when first eligible this week, but it is finally official. Now the question turns to when the Vikings will feel comfortable getting Bridgewater action. Once he begins practicing, Minnesota will have a three-week window to activate him or stash him on the PUP the rest of the season. Even with Sam Bradford's knee injury seemingly worse than the Vikings are letting on, they are certainly not going to rush Bridgewater, but it looks more likely than ever he will be available to make starts this season, creating a muddled situation at quarterback. Case Keenum remains the most likely starter for this week's game against the Ravens, but it is anyone's guess who runs the offense after that.
Oct 16 - 10:52 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Teddy Bridgewater's (knee, PUP) is ready to return.

Bridgewater will be reevaluated Monday, the first step in his potential return from the PUP list. There haven't been any setbacks to Bridgewater's recovery, and he's already cleared for football activities. With Sam Bradford sidelined, the Vikings could turn to Bridgewater as soon as Week 7. There are contract and depth chart considerations to Bridgewater's situation, but he's trending toward playing this season.
Source: NFL Network
Oct 15 - 9:10 AM

Teddy Bridgewater (knee, PUP) will be re-evaluated next Monday.

The Vikings will then decide if Bridgewater can come off the PUP list. Profootballtalk reported last month Bridgewater was expected to be ready when first eligible. With Sam Bradford's knee seemingly not getting any better, the Vikes could really use the return of their ex-starter. Even were Bradford to remain sidelined, however, we wouldn't assume Bridgewater would simply slide in ahead of Case Keenum. In fact, Keenum would likely remain under center as Bridgewater gets his wits about him in practice.
Oct 10 - 4:10 PM

Pro Football Talk reports Teddy Bridgewater (knee, PUP) will be healthy enough to play when first eligible to return Week 7 against the Ravens.

PFT reports the Vikings plan to "proceed with caution," suggesting Bridgewater will not be thrown into the fire even if he is healthy enough to play, but that could change if Sam Bradford (knee) continues to miss time. Case Keenum started and played extremely well in the Week 3 win over the Bucs.
Sep 25 - 11:15 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Teddy Bridgewater (knee) expects to return by midseason.

Currently on the reserve/PUP list, Bridgewater isn't eligible to play within the next five games. It does sound like he will be available thereafter, however, and if Sam Bradford's troublesome left knee becomes a bigger issue during that timeframe, Bridgewater could become a fallback option for the Vikings.
Sep 17 - 10:23 AM

Vikings placed Teddy Bridgewater (knee) on the reserve/PUP list.

This means Bridgewater will miss at least the first six games, but the reality is his future is as clear as mud. Coach Mike Zimmer said there is a chance Bridgewater gets back on the field this season, but it is far from a certainty. His potential return is the story, but Bridgewater's contract situation is almost as uncertain. He is currently in the final year of his deal after the Vikings declined his fifth-year option, but this PUP stint reportedly could cause his contract to toll.
Sep 2 - 2:25 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has "progressed a lot," but is uncertain of when he might return.

"He’s got to be able to protect himself on the field and be able to do the movements that are required by his position," was Zimmer's response when asked what Bridgewater must do to be cleared to practice. Bridgewater is all but certain to begin the year on the reserve/PUP list, sidelining him for at least the first six games. Sam Bradford is being backed up by Case Keenum.
Source: vikings.com
Aug 29 - 7:12 PM

Speaking with Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said "there's a possibility" Teddy Bridgewater returns this season.

This is good news for the former first-round pick, who is attempting to recover from a gruesome knee injury suffered last August. Despite the optimism by Zimmer, Bridgewater has a long way to go, and he will be stuck behind Sam Bradford even if he is able to get back on the field in 2017.
Aug 26 - 11:23 AM

Teddy Bridgewater (knee) said he definitely will play again.

When asked if any doctor told him there was a chance he would not play again, Bridgewater replied, "Not at all." The quarterback said he is "taking it one day at a time" and not looking "too far down the road," but everything this offseason has indicated he will return at some point. Still, it will not be a surprise if Bridgewater is stashed on reserve/PUP to start the season.
Jul 27 - 12:39 PM

Vikings placed QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) on the active/PUP list.

It makes him a candidate for the in-season, reserve/PUP list, which would cost Bridgewater the first six games of the year. Although Bridgewater has made largely impressive progress in his recovery from last August's devastating knee injury, there are no indications he'll be available for Week 1.
Jul 26 - 8:32 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Case Keenum
3Teddy Bridgewater
RB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Latavius Murray
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Michael Floyd
3Jarius Wright
WR21Adam Thielen
2Laquon Treadwell
3Stacy Coley
4Rodney Adams
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