The Vikings might have some concerns about their small-handed first-round quarterback, but they don’t think his ability to throw passes outside in the cold are would be one of them.
According to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Bridgewater didn’t play a single game below freezing during his college career at Louisville. He only made 11 starts when it was below 50 degrees, and completed 63 percent of his passes with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions in those games.
Of course, Bridgewater started wearing gloves to protect his 9 1/4-inch hands, and will definitely want them since the Vikings play the next two seasons outside while their new dome is under construction.
“I think it won’t be a big adjustment at all,” Bridgewater said. “I think we’ll be able to use that to our advantage here in Minnesota. It’s a mental thing and I’ll just block it out and continue to play.”
Of course, if he starts floating passes in November and December, gloves or no gloves, you can bet it will be an issue he has to address again.