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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback | #5

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (32) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN's Ed Werder reports Teddy Bridgewater (knee, injured reserve) will undergo surgery Thursday.
He tore his ACL, dislocated his knee, and suffered other structural damage in practice last week. Werder reports the team still expects Bridgewater to make a full recovery and resume his career, but the fact that needs to be said sheds light on how gruesome this injury was. Bridgewater is questionable for the start of 2017. Sep 6 - 9:37 AM

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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."

Teddy suffered a devastating knee injury in a late-camp practice, tearing his ACL, dislocating his knee, and enduring "other structural damage." We're not betting against Bridgewater returning earlier than expected, but the Vikings have to protect themselves if that's the case. The Vikings have newly acquired Sam Bradford under contract for the next two seasons at $36 million.
Sep 3 - 11:10 AM

Vikings placed QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Bridgewater suffered a completely torn ACL, dislocated knee, and other structural damage at Tuesday's practice. He's facing a lengthy rehab and isn't a lock to be ready for Week 1 next season. Shaun Hill will replace Bridgewater, but the Vikings could look outside the organization for another quarterback.
Aug 31 - 5:24 PM

The Vikings announced Teddy Bridgewater suffered a completely torn ACL and dislocated knee at Tuesday's practice.

This was the fear. Bridgewater also suffered "other structural damage," and he's obviously done for the season. The Vikings expect Bridgewater to make a full recovery, but when exactly he'll be healed is anybody's guess. It's going to be a long, lonely rehab for the 24-year-old (in November). Minnesota's playoff chances take a big hit, even if Bridgewater isn't scaring many defenses with his arm. He showed tangible signs of progress the past year. Veteran backup Shaun Hill is a big downgrade. Adrian Peterson will be relied on even more.
Aug 30 - 8:22 PM's Ian Rapoport reports Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury was "gruesome," and that his teammates were "noticeably affected."

It sounds like we're dealing with a Kevin Ware/Paul George-type situation. An ambulance and paramedics were summoned when Bridgewater went down, with the paramedics being something longtime observers had never seen before at a Vikings training camp practice. Bridgewater isn't going to play this season. The question is fast becoming if he'll be ready for 2017.
Aug 30 - 6:29 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury is "significant."

Zimmer refused to formally announce that Bridgewater is out for the season, but seemed resigned to the fact. The Vikes will get official word after more testing. Anything from a torn ACL to torn patellar tendon is a possibility. Shaun Hill is now the starter, though the Vikings will be searching for more depth. Colin Kaepernick is the biggest name available, but his collapsed play, off-the-field distractions and salary are all significant hurdles to an acquisition.
Aug 30 - 5:11 PM

Teddy Bridgewater suffered a potentially serious non-contact left knee injury in Tuesday's practice.

Bridgewater went down in a heap, and his teammates immediately called for the trainer. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, players were cursing and throwing their helmets. They gathered around Bridgewater in prayer. The scene was described as "complete shock." The Vikings canceled practice and an ambulance was summoned. Obviously, it has the looks of a potentially season-ending injury, which would be a devastating blow even considering Bridgewater's game-managing ways. Journeyman veteran Shaun Hill is the next man up on the depth chart.
Aug 30 - 3:02 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 12-of-16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' third preseason game.

He added a 22-yard scramble. Bridgewater was sharp despite missing recent practices due to arm fatigue, connecting with Stefon Diggs for 5-71 receiving on five targets and throwing a TD pass to Kyle Rudolph. The low-volume nature of Minnesota's passing offense is Teddy's biggest hurdle in the way of fantasy football impact. That could change if Adrian Peterson went down.
Aug 28 - 2:56 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) is expected to start Sunday against Chargers.

Bridgewater caused a stir by sitting out the second preseason game and a few practices with a shoulder injury, but the issue was never serious. He returned to practice on Tuesday, and said he feels "very good." He will be fully healthy before Week 1.
Aug 25 - 9:50 AM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) has resumed throwing.

Bridgewater missed last Thursday's preseason game, and was held out of practice over the weekend. He was limited to throws of roughly 15 yards in distance on Tuesday. The Vikings never even formally acknowledged that Bridgewater is/was hurt. It's not a concern for his Week 1 status, though he could miss this weekend's important third preseason game.
Aug 23 - 4:32 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) did not throw in Saturday's practice.

The fact that he did not throw at all is slightly concerning after he was held out of Thursday's game, but coach Mike Zimmer once again said there is no reason to worry. The Vikings are likely just being cautious, but they did add Brad Sorensen on Saturday, hinting Bridgewater might sit out a couple days.
Aug 20 - 5:37 PM

Teddy Bridgewater missed Thursday's preseason game due to a shoulder injury.

Bridgewater is dealing with some minor soreness. He would have played were it a regular season game. Bridgewater should be fine for Minnesota's dress rehearsal next week.
Source: ESPN
Aug 19 - 6:01 PM

Coaches and teammates noted Teddy Bridgewater's deep ball has vastly improved this offseason.

Bridgewater orchestrated a passing camp with a handful of teammates earlier in the offseason, showcased some deep balls, and has carried it over into spring practices. "He just looks more comfortable and confident," said coach Mike Zimmer. Bridgewater's deep ball through two seasons has been a massive sore spot for Minnesota's offense. This is a classic see-it-and-we'll-believe-it thing.
Jun 14 - 8:26 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman wants Teddy Bridgewater to "(let) it loose a little more" in 2016.

"I don’t want to call him cautious, but he took very good care of the ball because we don’t want to turn the ball over," Spielman said. "(Just) letting it loose a little more, giving some guys a chance to make plays even though it may not look like it’s open." We wouldn't expect a radically different approach from Bridgewater, who seems keenly aware of his arm strength limitations. Bridgewater has great ball placement, but lacks the power to consistently drive it beyond the second level.
Feb 18 - 4:57 PM

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.

The Vikings' new indoor stadium opens in 2016. "If you look at Teddy’s stats and how he performed when we were indoors," Spielman said, "we feel he’s going to even take another step forward." Bridgewater has performed better indoors, averaging 258 yards and completing just over 70 percent of his passes, albeit in a five-game sample size. Unless the Vikings dramatically change their offensive approach, Bridgewater will remain one of the least valuable quarterbacks in fantasy.
Feb 16 - 9:42 AM

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RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
4Ronnie Hillman
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Adrian Peterson
FB1Zach Line
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Adam Thielen
3Jarius Wright
WR21Charles Johnson
2Laquon Treadwell
3Cordarrelle Patterson
WR31Adam Thielen
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
4David Morgan
LT1Matt Kalil
2T.J. Clemmings
LG1Alex Boone
2Jeremiah Sirles
C1Joe Berger
2Nick Easton
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Zac Kerin
RT1Andre Smith
K1Blair Walsh