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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 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. Jul 29 - 6:26 PM

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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.
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.
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

Teddy Bridgewater completed 31-of-41 passes for 315 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

He added three rushes for 30 yards. Bridgewater was rolling early, finding Greg Jennings from eight yards out in the second quarter to give Minnesota a 14-0 lead. He proceeded to throw two picks later in the frame, giving the Lions life. Detroit capitalized en route to a 16-14 victory. Despite Sunday's loss, Bridgewater has made noticeable strides over the course of his rookie year and is a promising prospect. We think he has a realistic chance to become the Vikings' long-term quarterback answer. He'll get another tough test in a Week 16 date with the Dolphins' usually stout pass defense.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:29:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 19-of-27 passes for 309 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Vikings' Week 14 win over the Jets.

Bridgewater threw an 87-yard screen pass to Jarius Wright for the game-winning touchdown in overtime. He also connected with Charles Johnson from 56 yards out. Bridgewater could have had another score, but Johnson fumbled at the goal-line. His only interception came on hail mary pass at the end of the first half. Bridgewater has at least two touchdowns in three straight games and will be a low-end QB2 option in Week 14 against Detroit.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 15-of-21 passes for 138 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Vikings' 31-13, Week 13 win over the Panthers.

The Vikings' special teams and the offense's early contributions had this game in the bag for Minnesota by halftime. Bridgewater found a wide-open Kyle Rudolph in the end zone for a first-quarter four-yard touchdown, before later finding Greg Jennings in the flat for a 17-yard score late in the second quarter. The Vikings then took the air out of the ball in the second half. Bridgewater will be in the two-quarterback league discussion in Week 14 at home against the Jets.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 21-of-37 passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Vikings' Week 12 loss to the Packers.

Despite the two touchdowns, Bridgewater struggled to move the offense. He continues to be indecisive with his reads, with his interception coming on a bad underthrow to Greg Jennings. Bridgewater added five carries for 32 yards, and has shown good mobility outside of the pocket. He targeted Charles Johnson a team-high 11 times and remains limited by his supporting cast. Bridgewater will be a low-end QB2 for Week 13 against the Panthers.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 18-of-28 passes for 158 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Vikings' Week 11 loss to the Bears.

He managed nine yards on five carries. Bridgewater is small and plays small in the pocket, and got nothing going outside of dump-off completions against arguably the NFL's worst pass defense. The adverse weather conditions -- snow and bitter cold -- seemed to affect Bridgewater throughout the game, and he was indecisive with his reads. The Bears' pass rush suddenly appeared rejuvenated. Bridgewater was ineffective for the fifth consecutive game. He will be a low-end two-quarterback-league option when the Vikings take on the Packers in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:02:00 PM