Alex Boone: Teddy Bridgewater looks great, determined to return

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Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater still has no timetable to return to the field, 10 months after suffering a serious knee injury in practice. But one of his linemen is confident Bridgewater is going to be back.

Alex Boone said this morning on PFT Live that Bridgewater is making significant strides and looks like he’s going to return to the field at some point.

“He looks great,” Boone said. “And the one thing I love about Teddy is he’s so determined. You talk to him and he’s determined to get back and he wants to play, and I think the way he’s approaching this is awesome. He’s got a chip-on-his-shoulder mentality and I think he’s going to come out well on the other end.”

Still, Sam Bradford is the starter in Minnesota now, and Boone said everyone understands that it’s Bradford’s team.

“He’s a lot more into the system now,” Boone said. “Just the way he’s kind of carrying himself. He’s a true leader when you look at him.”

Bridgewater may lead a team again, but Bradford will lead the 2017 Vikings.

31 responses to “Alex Boone: Teddy Bridgewater looks great, determined to return

  1. Someone remind me, where did Alex Boone go to medical school? I can understand that he might want to offer support to his fellow teammate, even if that means a mere 14 TD’s a year, but he is in no position to evaluate Teddy’s abilities and either is Rick Spielman and therein lies the problem.

  2. Im thankful to have read whatjusthappened’s opinion that is completely un biased and fair, always waiting for a vikings article to comment… Oh the life of the unemployed.

  3. For the life of me I cannot understand why anyone has anything negative to say about Teddy Bridgewater.

    If you’ve followed him since his Louisville days, all of his teammates and coaches love him, he’s never run afoul of the law, never hit a woman, or disrespected a coach or a teammate. Yet, almost every story I’ve read on this site brings out a specific hatred towards this young man.

    I know a lot of people are really miserable and they like to express their misery by disparaging athletes. But there are enough athletes who do bad things to provide that outlet. But Teddy Bridgewater isn’t one of those athletes.

  4. I’m rooting for Teddy…and Bortles. When we say Carr was the best of that class, I’d like it to mean something. More than that, I’ve not heard anything to make me believe that Bridgewater is less than professional or anything other than a nice guy. Having said that, it was clear when they traded away first round picks to bring in Bradshaw that the Vikings think that Bridgewater is toast.

  5. Not a fan of the Vikings (or Packers), but I’m a football fan first. I hate to see injuries destroy a young player’s career before he can get going with proper coaching and development.

  6. Little Teddie was injured during non-contact drills and practically separated his entire knee. Now his teammates are trying to rush his return? Imagine what’s going to happen if he actually makes it into a game at some point.

    Sounds like the players don’t really want Teddie to play anymore so they’re setting him up to get destroyed permanently.

    Classy Viking move.

  7. Based on the cheeser comments above, I wonder if they go bonkers when their favorite Packer player has the unmitigated gall to actually express hope and optimism about a team-mate’s recovery from an injury?

    It’s good to see Teddy’s team-mates offer support, as it apparently has the double benefit of encouraging Teddy and irritating opposing fans.

  8. Assuming Teddy starts the year on the PUP and Bradford has a good year, the Vikings will have an interesting decision to make. Do they offer a big contract to Bradford and make him their franchise quarterback, or do they let him walk and take the chance that Teddy will be all the way back and ready to take over for 2018? My guess is they save the money and go with Teddy, unless Bradford is lights out and Teddy is not recovering at the rate they expect.

  9. alanhaysgrant:

    For the life of me I cannot understand why anyone has anything negative to say about Teddy Bridgewater.

    If you’ve followed him since his Louisville days, all of his teammates and coaches love him, he’s never run afoul of the law, never hit a woman, or disrespected a coach or a teammate. Yet, almost every story I’ve read on this site brings out a specific hatred towards this young man.

    I know a lot of people are really miserable and they like to express their misery by disparaging athletes. But there are enough athletes who do bad things to provide that outlet. But Teddy Bridgewater isn’t one of those athletes.
    ————————————————–

    Yeah so there’s this thing called racism in the United States……..

  10. Remind me: Who was playing QB for the Vikes the last time they were in the playoffs?

    Bashing on Teddy is silly. That kid can make plays. And it’s terrible to think that he might not be given another chance to prove it.

  11. whatjusthapped says:

    Someone remind me, where did Alex Boone go to medical school?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    I’m kinda wondering which medical school (or any school for that matter) that you attended.

    Your inability to read and comprehend is only exceeded by your lack of common sense.

  12. jermainewiggins says:
    Jun 15, 2017 10:22 AM
    Im thankful to have read whatjusthappened’s opinion that is completely un biased and fair, always waiting for a vikings article to comment… Oh the life of the unemployed.
    ———————
    I hope you can see the irony of your post at 10:22 in the morning.

    As I’ve stated numerous times on PFT, I feel bad for this kid.
    I wouldn’t make fun of any player going through and trying to recover from such a horrific injury.

    This isn’t sour grapes or hatred, but I just do not think Bridgewater has the skill set to be a difference maker in today’s NFL.
    He’s not a gifted passer and simply doesn’t possess the necessary skills to be a franchise QB.
    No matter how nice Teddy may be, maybe real estate would be a better vocation for him.

  13. What do you do when you’re irrelevant on the field? Try to be relevant with your local media. Even as a Packers fan living in the Bay Area, Boone was overrated when with the 49ers and got his name recognition from his desire to be in front of the camera vs his play on the field. Extend him now Ricky Tick!!

  14. Pulling for Teddy, seems like a good dude. Did we ever get the full story on what happened with the actual injury? Sounded like more than a standard ACL tear or whatever. Was hearing that teammates were visibly distraught at the sight of it, even retching. What the hell happened? Feels like it’s been oddly secretive. I remembering hearing more detailed news about Brady’s knee in ’08, and you know how the Patriots’ camp is about information.

  15. Boones’ mouth is bigger than his play, but he’s right about Teddy.

    Everybody with a soul is pulling for this guy.
    Unless you’re a disgusting, hopeless and joyless piece of green and yellow trailer trash; like packer fans.

    We love this kid.
    Teddy! Teddy! Teddy!

  16. They never really unleashed Teddy because of Adrian Peterson. And they were right to go that route in his first couple years. Every young QB who starts in his first season should have that kind of situation.

    My prediction: Teddy will take over for Bradford, who will do his usual “one good season and done” routine. There’s a reason he’s playing for his third team in 6 years – a #1 overall pick who just never really made the adjustment from his college joystick offense to a pro offense. Sam Bradford is NO savior.

    So, Teddy takes over for him maybe 1/3 of the way through and finally gets a chance to spray it around a little. After going 2-4 under Bradford, they finish 9-7 under Teddy.

    The Vikes have some VERY good targets in Diggs, Treadwell, Floyd and Rudolph, and some strong dependable runners in Cook and Murray. They will make Teddy look like a pro bowler.

    How ya like that for a fearless prediction?

  17. @ wafflestomp: Of course there have been some “gifted” passers in the history of the game. Bradshaw, Marino, Montana, Manning, and the most gifted of all—Elway.
    But Brad Johnson wasn’t a gifted passer. Neither was Jim Plunkett. And Trent Dilfer certainly wasn’t gifted by any stretch. But they all have super bowl rings because you don’t always need a so-called “franchise” quarterback. You need a guy who’s good enough to do his job while the rest of the team does theirs. Bridgewater is that kind of guy.

  18. coachkilla6 says:
    Jun 15, 2017 10:53 AM

    Little Teddie was injured during non-contact drills and practically separated his entire knee. Now his teammates are trying to rush his return? Imagine what’s going to happen if he actually makes it into a game at some point.

    Sounds like the players don’t really want Teddie to play anymore so they’re setting him up to get destroyed permanently.

    Classy Viking move.
    ________________________________

    Umm..what? Do you actually attempt to not understand?

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