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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Louisville
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Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Packers.
Bridgewater missed practice Monday and Tuesday before the Vikings went through a walkthrough on Wednesday. The No. 32 pick in May's draft is looking like a full-blown game-time decision for Thursday night. Coach Mike Zimmer said the team has plans in place if Bridgewater can't go. Christian Ponder would start. Oct 1 - 3:00 PM

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Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) was held out of Tuesday's practice.

The "hope" is that Bridgewater will be ready for Wednesday's walk-through, but Bridgewater himself has made it clear that he's no sure thing for Thursday's game against the Packers. The short week couldn't be coming at a worse time for the Vikes, who could be forced to turn to Christian Ponder in an important divisional tilt.
Sep 30 - 2:39 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) remains questionable for Thursday's game against the Packers.

Bridgewater "may" get some reps in Tuesday's practice. He says he's doing much better than he was Sunday, but is likely headed for a game-time call. If Bridgewater can't go, Christian Ponder would start and the Packers D/ST would be in play as a strong streamer.
Sep 30 - 12:33 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) did not practice Monday.

Not surprising. Bridgewater just sprained his ankle yesterday, so the Vikings are going to give him some time. Coach Mike Zimmer remains hopeful and optimistic Bridgewater will play Thursday against the Packers at Lambeau.
Sep 29 - 6:05 PM

Teddy Bridgewater's (ankle) MRI came back "fine," and he's expected to start Thursday's game against the Packers.

According to coach Mike Zimmer, Bridgewater was "doing a lot better" Monday morning. It's obviously encouraging news, but Bridgewater's status can't be taken for granted with the Vikings on a short week. His uncertain health coupled with the short turnaround makes Bridgewater a risky streaming option for Week 5, even though Thursday could be a high-scoring game.
Sep 29 - 1:17 PM

Teddy Bridgewater was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's Week 4 game against the Falcons with a left ankle injury.

Enter Christian Ponder. Making his first NFL start, Bridgewater took advantage of a terrible Atlanta defense, completing 19-of-30 passes for 317 yards and adding another 27 yards and one touchdown on the ground. He led the Vikings to 520 yards of total offense through three-plus quarters of play, displaying precise accuracy in the intermediate parts of the field. Bridgewater got rid of the ball quickly, and led the Vikings to four touchdown drives and 35 points. He certainly looked the part, but we want to see him against a real defense. Bridgewater was taken for X-rays, but they came back negative. He's likely just dealing with a sprain.
Sep 28 - 7:23 PM

Taking over for an injured Matt Cassel (broken foot), Teddy Bridgewater completed 12-of-20 passes for 150 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Vikings' 20-9, Week 3 loss to the Saints.

He added six rushes for 27 yards. With Cassel dealing with "several fractured bones," it will be Bridgewater under center for the foreseeable future in Minnesota. Operating behind an ineffective offensive line, Bridgewater extended plays with elusiveness, and was more effective than Cassel has been the past two weeks. He showed good awareness, and had nice touch on his passes. We like his odds of getting the Vikings' Adrian Peterson-less offense moving more than Cassel. Bridgewater's first start will come at home against the Falcons next Sunday. It's a winnable game, but Bridgewater isn't yet on the QB2 radar.
Sep 21 - 4:17 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed after Sunday's loss to New England that Matt Cassel will remain Minnesota's starter entering Week 3.

The Vikings play the Saints next. The question is already being asked because Cassel threw four interceptions against the Patriots while taking six sacks. Toward the end of the game, the Minnesota crowd began chanting for Teddy Bridgewater. The Vikings' offense is going to go down the tubes without Adrian Peterson, however. It's not a good environment to install the rookie.
Sep 14 - 6:07 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 4-of-9 passes for 17 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' preseason finale Thursday night.

The 32nd overall pick in May's draft wraps up the exhibition season 30-of-49 passing for 283 yards and a 5:0 TD-to-INT ratio. His passer rating was 111.2. Matt Cassel remains entrenched as Minnesota's Week 1 starter, and should have a somewhat long leash to open the season. But once he starts stumbling -- and that'll most likely happen at some point -- the calls for Teddy will begin.
Aug 28 - 9:39 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 4-of-7 passes for 40 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' third preseason game Saturday night against Kansas City.

He tried scrambling once, but lost a yard. Keep in mind Bridgewater has primarily faced second- and third-team defenders, but his preseason stats are sharp on paper. He's at 26-of-40 passing for 266 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. Matt Cassel is locked in as the Vikings' Week 1 starter, but the calls for Teddy will begin the moment Cassel begins to stumble.
Aug 23 - 11:12 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 16-of-20 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday night's game against the Cardinals, engineering a comeback victory in the preseason affair.

Keep in mind he was facing Arizona's third-team defense. Still, Bridgewater bounced back in a major way after struggling in his preseason debut. He didn't have any turnovers and only took one sack. Bridgewater was decisive in the pocket and engineered an impressive two-minute drill in the fourth quarter that ended with a touchdown to Rodney Smith. Matt Cassel maintained his depth-chart standing against the Cardinals and is 17-of-22 passing for 210 yards with a touchdown through two preseason games. Bridgewater is still behind Cassel, but his performance this week keeps him in the hunt in case Cassel begins to falter.
Aug 16 - 11:48 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer attributed Teddy Bridgewater's recent struggles to him not having a full grasp of the offensive scheme.

"He’s got so much going on in his mind right now that I just want him to play," Zimmer said. "That’s what I told him. If you make a mistake, we’ll fix it and go on." Bridgewater looked skittish in Minnesota's preseason opener and threw five interceptions in three practices this week. His confidence should improve as he becomes more acclimated, but Bridgewater is going to need time before he's ready to run Norv Turner's offense. At this point it would be an upset if Bridgewater started over Matt Cassel in Week 1.
Aug 15 - 6:19 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Thursday night that Teddy Bridgewater has been outplayed by Matt Cassel at Vikings camp.

Per Mort, the Vikings "expect that Cassel will open the season" as their starter. There's still time for Bridgewater to make a move on his veteran adversary, but to this point it really hasn't been much of a competition. The gap seemed to widen this week as Bridgewater threw five interceptions in three practices. Regardless of his identity, the Vikings' 2014 starting quarterback will be asked to manage games, and not win them on his own.
Aug 14 - 9:41 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson described Teddy Bridgewater's practice on Monday night as "crummy."

According to reports, Bridgewater threw three interceptions and should've had a fourth pick. This comes on the heels of Bridgewater's lackluster preseason debut, where he completed just 6-of-13 passes for 49 yards and struggled to move the offense. Matt Cassel has already been named the starter for this week's second preseason game. Bridgewater will handle the second-team reps.
Aug 12 - 8:39 AM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 6-of-13 passes for 49 yards in Friday night's preseason opener.

Matt Cassel started, but Bridgewater got some work in with the first team. He played into the third quarter and struggled to move the offense, completing 46 percent of his passes and fumbling on a sack that the Vikings recovered. He was sacked twice among 15 dropbacks. Bridgewater showed major issues with his efficiency, so this is a setback to his chances of overtaking Cassel. Bridgewater still has time to close the gap before Week 1.
Aug 8 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Christian Ponder
RB1Matt Asiata
2Jerick McKinnon
3Joe Banyard
4Adrian Peterson
GLB1Matt Asiata
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Matt Asiata
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Greg Jennings
2Jarius Wright
3Rodney Smith
WR21Cordarrelle Patterson
2Adam Thielen
3Charles Johnson
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1MarQueis Gray
2Rhett Ellison
3Kyle Rudolph
K1Blair Walsh