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QB Teddy Bridgewater - Minnesota Vikings

6-2, 210Born: 10-10-1992College: LouisvilleDrafted: Round 1, pick 32

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Bridgewater is still sidelined after dislocating his knee and tearing the ACL in practice on August 30, 2016. He has posted videos of himself dropping back and throwing the ball in March and running agility drills in May of 2017. In May head coach Mike Zimmer said "I'm probably more optimistic now about him potentially playing than I have at any point in time. But he still has a long way to go."


If Teddy Bridgewater starts the season on the PUP list for the first six weeks of the season, the Vikings retain his rights without using the fifth-year option. Add the fact that Sam Bradford is due $17 million in 2017 and there have been no talks of a contract extension the quarterback battle of Bradford and Bridgewater could be interesting near the end of the year. There is no time table for Bridgewater right now as he suffered a torn ACL and a dislocated knee and the Vikings have been rather quiet on his recovery. (May 22)

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QB Dynasty - 36, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 38, 38

Stats and Projections

2014 MIN 13 259 402 2919 14 12 47 209 1
2015 MIN 16 292 447 3231 14 9 44 192 3 3
2016 MIN 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Latest News

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater meets with doctor (Wed May 24, 05:09 PM) - Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) recently had a positive meeting with his doctors and has received clearance to progress in his rehab and start moving from side-to-side.

Our View: Bridgewater was dropping back and throwing in drills this week for the Vikings. It seems like he's making good progress as he comes back from the horrific knee injury that eliminated his entire 2016 season. Even in a best case scenario, Bridgewater is likely to only be a reserve behind Sam Bradford.
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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater update (Wed May 24, 10:49 AM) - Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has a doctor's visit Wednesday, May 24, to see if he can increase his work.

Our View: Bridgewater participated in some drop back passes during OTAs on Tuesday with his knee in a huge brace. He'll want to do more, but the Vikings will likely be cautious with the young quarterback as he continues to recover from this horrific leg injury.
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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater throws at OTAs (Tue May 23, 06:42 PM) - Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) participated in some drop back passes during organized team activities Tuesday, May 23.

Our View: It's a step in the right direction, but Bridgewater's status for 2017 is in question as he recovers from the severe knee injury suffered last year. Bridgewater's injured knee was in a brace and as he continues to rehabilitate from surgery.
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2017 Schedule

1vs New Orleans Saints
2@ Pittsburgh Steelers
3vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4vs Detroit Lions
5@ Chicago Bears
6vs Green Bay Packers
7vs Baltimore Ravens
8@ Cleveland Browns
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Washington Redskins
11vs Los Angeles Rams
12@ Detroit Lions
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14@ Carolina Panthers
15vs Cincinnati Bengals
16@ Green Bay Packers
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