Sam Bradford proud of Teddy Bridgewater, not worrying about future

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Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been doing on-field work at Organized Team Activities the last two weeks as he continues his attempt to return from the knee injury that wiped out his 2016 season and created doubt about his playing future.

Bridgewater’s injury caused the Vikings to trade for Sam Bradford last year, which means he has someone who knows what it’s like to go through rehab after knee injuries. Bradford tore his ACL twice while with the Rams and that has given him insight into what Bridgewater is going through right now.

“Obviously, I’ve been there,” Bradford said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I’ve gone through it. I know how tough it is physically and mentally. And to see him and how hard he’s working and the things he’s doing, I couldn’t be more proud of him.”

There’s no timetable for Bridgewater to be far enough along that the Vikings would consider playing him, which leaves Bradford as the starter in Minnesota. His contract is up after this year and Bridgewater’s recovery will have an impact on his chances of staying with the Vikings, although Bradford said he’s not worrying about that now.

“You’re always trying to earn your spot,” Bradford said. “I think in this business you have to step on the field every day and prove it regardless of where you’re at or who you are.”

A good season will set Bradford up for a starting job somewhere in 2018, making that a good thing to focus on while Bridgewater is working his way back.

50 responses to “Sam Bradford proud of Teddy Bridgewater, not worrying about future

  1. As a close friend of the organization the deal for Bradford looks like it is really working in Minnesota’s favor. Many organizations tells me they have no QB on their depth chart. Minnesota may have two.

  2. I hope Bridgewater’s recovery is incentive for Bradford to throw the ball past the sticks on 3rd and 7.

  3. If Teddie ever comes back, her ranking on the depth chart will match her uniform number!

    Remember when she refused to suit up against GB because her ankle was sore? We all knew at that moment we had a huge QB issue.

  4. I wonder if Fred Samford is proud that he became part of NFL history by being the QB that lead the only team to have twice started the season 5-0 and miss the playoffs?

    How humiliating!!

  5. Sam realizes the Teddy can’t throw more than 10 yards down the field either so at this point, its all even.

    The difference is that Teddy’s knee might not ever heal sufficiently for the medical staff to clear him. Even if they do, the history on his type of knee injury suggests that Teddy will never be as mobile as he once was and behind that offensive line, that’s not a good thing. But neither is only throwing 14 TD passes a season but the Vikings don’t seem to mind so why should Teddy?

  6. Bradford has a great opportunity this year to prove he can be a franchise quarterback. He’s spent the whole offseason working in an offense that is built around what he does well. The offensive line should be serviceable and he has a lot of weapons to use.

    Bradford needs to have a great season or Bridgewater has to fail in his comeback for him to get a big contract from the Vikings. Bridgewater is preferred because the team loves him, he’s younger, he’s cheaper, and he has the intangibles that Bradford has not shown so far. It will be a tough decision unless one of them makes it obvious he should or should not be the guy.

  7. No high pitched. No qualms. No slap fights.
    Just good & respectful TEAMmates. Feel good story for gb.

  8. Bradford is not scared, he knows Teddy is at the OTAs so he can get an injury settlement. He’s finished.

  9. GenXJ says:
    Jun 2, 2017 12:15 PM
    No high pitched. No qualms. No slap fights.
    Just good & respectful TEAMmates. Feel good story for gb.

    ——————

    Not shocking there’s no emotion at the Viking’s camp. I mean they started 5-0 and completely laid down and missed the playoffs after.

    No fight in them at all because they have no pride. Then again with their record for the most 1-dones in the play offs and their ZERO superbowl wins – what’s there to be proud of?

  10. Not many teams have the most accurate passer in NFL history and a franchise QB as his back current back up. Add that to the rest of the Vikings loaded roster… it’s good to be Minny.

  11. tjacks7 says: Add that to the rest of the vikings loaded roster… it’s good to be mini.

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    Add that to the barney’s 3rd place roster….it’s great to be deluded!

  12. Really classy move by Bradford.

    Seems like he understands this is Teddy’s team if he recovers, but is playing for a job in 2018 or playing to prove he is the Vikings guy if Teddy can’t go.

  13. tjacks7 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 12:32 PM
    Not many teams have the most accurate passer in NFL history and a franchise QB as his back current back up. Add that to the rest of the Vikings loaded roster… it’s good to be Minny.
    ____________

    Yup. Living it up… In third place.

  14. I love it when trolls bring up the Vikings’ 5-0 start and 3-8 finish, as if that dooms them to a terrible season in 2017. How quickly they forget that the Packers started 6-0 in 2015, then proceeded to go 8-12 after that before finishing 6-0 in 2016 to make the playoffs. They believe the 6-0 parts are the only things that matter and ignore the 8-12.

  15. Here’s hoping Sam has a great season. That will make him even more valuable to trade when Teddy is back to full strength. We could end up with two years of his services and then get back even more draft capital than we gave up for Sam when all is said and done.

  16. Vikings should be planning Bradford longterm and keep Teddy on as a backup if he comes cheap enough. We’ve had no qb so long that having two decent qbs feels like a dream.

  17. I have a hard time believing Teddy will be cleared to practice any time before mid-season. If and when he does recover, his mobility likely will be limited, but the O-line should be improved as well. One way or the other, both of those QBs will be paid to start for a team in 2018.

  18. I love it when skoltrolls bring up the Pack going 8-12 between last half of the 2015 thru the first 10 games of 2016 season as if it has any meaning other that using a meaningless stat to gain a momentary victory to comfort their tormented mind until the next post comes along that forces them to confront their insecurities again.

    The nothing worse for the deluded soul than the mirror of reality.

  19. At least you make me laugh duwagor. The best part is that I’m pretty sure you are 40 something with multiple d dubs and living at mom’s house, a virgin and couldnt make it on your high school football team in Wisconsin so you troll Vikings articles every day of the week because you have nothing better to do. Maybe you can ask erin on a date, because we all know his gf was just a cover up anyway.

  20. Ol Sammy sleeves has made something dern near 100 MILLION $$$$$ off the NFL so far… so yeah, I wouldn’t be worried about the future either with those bank statements he sees!

  21. dawoger says:

    The nothing worse for the deluded soul than the mirror of reality.
    ^^^^^^^^^

    Which is why the Packer faithful have problems dealing with the 25 consecutive full regulation seasons that their squad failed to score a single TD.

    Not a single playoff win. Only 1 playoff game with a FG as the only Packer score.

    Most of those 25 seasons were non-winning seasons.

    That’s why many have so little respect for the Packer organization.

  22. Sam Bradford a “franchise QB”?

    How many franchise QBs are on their third team before the age of 30? I’m struggling to think of even one. Maybe Jeff George? LOL

  23. Teddy Bridgewater is a great person, but Sam Bradford is twice the QB that Bridgewater will ever be. (Sorry, haters, but it’s true.) Let’s hope the Vikes realize that and don’t do something stupid with the QB position.

  24. Everyone is throwing around the expression of being proud. They may as well be saying “at the end of the day” or “it was surreal” bullcrap. I suppose a teammate can be proud of another but c’mon Sam it’s as if you’re taking credit and “sonning” him at the same time.

  25. aggression44 says:

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    1.) I’m 52, at home recovering from an accident. 2 broken legs and right arm. It’s a little hard to type with the cast.
    2.) No DUIs. Seldom have more than 2 beers in a row.
    3.) Married twice with 4 kids
    4.) Played football 2 years. Was much more into golf. Played as a professional for 19 years. Played in the Tapemark and National Car Opens in MN many times. Many of my friends are PGA members in the MN section.

    My reasons for revealing this personal info is solely for your edification. If you reread my previous post you should understand. But then, you’re a deluded skoltroll, so that might be a big ask!

  26. Nice thoughts here by Sam.He is a good teammate. I am glad the Vikings have both of them. Good luck to both Sam & Teddy moving forward.

  27. gtodriver says:

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    Great to see you’re comforting your tormented mind with meaningless stats. Hope it helps.

  28. 60-51-2 packers head to head
    Packers have more super bowls (that’s an easy one)

    These are just facts and numbers. Something Vikings fans don’t know too much about it seems after reading through some comments.

    Since these are literally facts off the internet that EVERYBODY knows of, true football fans can upvotes this, Vikings trolls will downvote. And, here, we…. GO

  29. gtodriver says:
    Jun 2, 2017 3:44 PM
    dawoger says:

    The nothing worse for the deluded soul than the mirror of reality.
    ^^^^^^^^^

    Which is why the Packer faithful have problems dealing with the 25 consecutive full regulation seasons that their squad failed to score a single TD.

    Not a single playoff win. Only 1 playoff game with a FG as the only Packer score.

    Most of those 25 seasons were non-winning seasons.

    That’s why many have so little respect for the Packer organization.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Yeah, it really, really hurts us when you say “Oh yeah? Well, for 25 years your Packers were as inept as our Vikings have have been for their entire existence!”

    You really got us there! Keep up the good work! Please!

  30. dawoger says:
    Jun 2, 2017 4:21 PM
    aggression44 says:

    ——————————————-

    1.) I’m 52, at home recovering from an accident. 2 broken legs and right arm. It’s a little hard to type with the cast.
    2.) No DUIs. Seldom have more than 2 beers in a row.
    3.) Married twice with 4 kids
    4.) Played football 2 years. Was much more into golf. Played as a professional for 19 years. Played in the Tapemark and National Car Opens in MN many times. Many of my friends are PGA members in the MN section.

    My reasons for revealing this personal info is solely for your edification. If you reread my previous post you should understand. But then, you’re a deluded skoltroll, so that might be a big ask!

    ///////////////

    No the reason for revealing your personal info is that you like to hear yourself talk.

  31. “grandpabw says: Good to see the useless yoyo Packers fans posting here.”

    What else do the cheeseheads have to live for besides rooting for the Packers and trolling the SUPERIOR Viking fans… go out to the back 40 and watch their wives and girlfriends graze?

  32. I’ll mention this again – you cheesers have had 2 QBs these past 15-20 some years who will both be HOF some day and yet you only have 2 Super Bowls to show for it? That’s a terrible return on your investment!

  33. Sam had a pretty good season considering the offensive line’s injuries. And the fact Sam joined the team 8 days before the season started. This year with an off season and additions of Cook, Hodges, new linemen. I expect more from the whole offense this season. It should be a fun season.

  34. imthedudedude says:
    Jun 2, 2017 5:04 PM
    60-51-2 packers head to head
    Packers have more super bowls (that’s an easy one)

    These are just facts and numbers. Something Vikings fans don’t know too much about it seems after reading through some comments.

    Since these are literally facts off the internet that EVERYBODY knows of, true football fans can upvotes this, Vikings trolls will downvote. And, here, we…. GO…..

    You guys have a better head to head record when you cont the first several years when the vikes were just an expansion team made of castoffs from other NFL teams. Since the merger, the head to head is 49-48 Packers. Also, since the merger, the Vikes have been to as many SBs as the Packers. You guys just got lucky to pull out a couple of them in the last 20 years. And, that’s with two back to back HOF QBs! Pahtetic, really!

  35. gtodriver says:
    Jun 2, 2017 3:44 PM
    dawoger says:
    The nothing worse for the deluded soul than the mirror of reality.
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Which is why the Packer faithful have problems dealing with the 25 consecutive full regulation seasons that their squad failed to score a single TD.
    Not a single playoff win. Only 1 playoff game with a FG as the only Packer score.
    ==================================
    It’s always fun watching the futility of you trying to make this a thing. The Steelers went 38 years with only 1 playoff appearance before 1972. No one cares about that or the Packers stretch.

    What nearly every NFL fan does notice is 4 blown Super Bowls and last years 5-0 start with a 3-8 ending. It’s nice that the Bears, Packers, Giants, and Steelers did the heavy lifting and laid the foundations of the NFL so that Minnesota had a football league to join.

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