Teddy Bridgewater on PUP, will speak to reporters Thursday

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The Vikings placed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the physically unable to perform list after his physical, the team announced Wednesday. The move allows for the possibility of moving Bridgewater to the reserve PUP list for the start of the regular season.

Bridgewater has not practiced in 11 months since a left knee injury during training camp. The severe knee injury included a dislocation and several torn ligaments.

Bridgewater threw without a knee brace in July after posting an Instagram video in March of him working in a brace.

He will speak to reporters for the first time since the injury on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. CT.

27 responses to “Teddy Bridgewater on PUP, will speak to reporters Thursday

  1. They will sign Sam & Teddy to deals for 2018. They will compete for the #1 spot but unless Sam takes a major step backwards this year, he will be the 2018 starter and Teddy will be #2. Then, in 2019 it’s the Teddy show as the aging Bradford moves on. Then, it’s Teddy time and this kid will come out with something to prove so look out!

  2. For TB5 to recover like this is simply amazing. I sure hope his comeback is successful in his career for the long-term. Because some players are just not the same. Exhibit A: clay “FatHead” matthews. Just never the same after a bum thumb.

  3. It’s no wonder why everyone loves the guy. Plays through a fractured wrist and sprain ankle, simultaneously, in college and puts the team on his back. Suffers a devestating injury and carries on like it’s nothing. Teammates don’t openly question his leadership ability like the guy to the east. Can’t wait till he makes it back!

  4. Honestly I am surprised this guy can even walk after that knee injury. His whole lower leg was detached and pushed up several inches behind his upper leg, tearing through the skin. Grown football players were literally puking when they saw it.

  5. “Liberalsruineverything says:
    Jul 26, 2017 8:26 PM

    I remember the last time Teddy walked in to Lambeau and out gunned little Erin Rodgers. Good times, take all the time you need Teddy.”

    Are we talking about the last game in Lambeau where Teddy threw for 99 yards with 0 TDs and 1 left handed interception?

    That was the worst game I’ve seen from a Vikings QB in my lifetime.

  6. Great guy on and off the field. Packers never see that on their team, so I understand why they make such foolish comments when TB is in a story. Heal up Teddy, we will need you back next year, and possibly later this year if Bradford goes down…

  7. Don’t worry packer fans, he’s a great kid. And if he doesn’t ever recover, well, at least his life isn’t a total waste like yours.

    Ponder that for a moment.

  8. Wishing the best for Teddy. He seems like a great guy. I don’t see how he beats out Bradford, though, even if Sam doesn’t have another career season.

  9. So the purples get what should be good news about a decent young man but their obsession, as always, has the Packers and Packer fans first and foremost in their minds.

    It is unbelievably gratifying to know how much control we have over every aspect of their day to day lives. I’m all warm and fuzzy over here.

  10. Bradford is the starter, and will be the starter this year. Injuries or poor play could change that, but the latter isn’t likely. C’mon; the guy throws it great and did a lot with a little last season. The BIG question remains; can he pull out a close game? Can he become good enough to inspire confidence in his teammates? Players like Brady, Rodgers, Brees and Wilson are the exception. Bradford is more the rule.

    So far.

  11. According to NFL.com, Teddy has played in 29 games and thrown 28 TDs and 21 INTs. Well, that is Hall of Fame in Minnesota. You purples need higher standards.

    He seems like a nice guy, tho.

  12. Best case scenario for everyone would be Teddy starting the season on the PUP, then getting into a few games late in the season to show that he still has it. He’s going to be successful somewhere; I would like it to be with the Vikings.

  13. I don’t give two craps if this guy EVER sets foot on a football field again. I would understand if he can’t or doesn’t – and whether or not he plays again isn’t germane to the point I want to make.

    The kid is a winner one way or the other. I hope this competitor can return to, and successfully play again. If he can’t … he will be successful in some other arena.

    I played the game (not at the NFL or D1 level) back when God himself was a boy — it is hard for me to NOT root for this kid.

  14. The Viking fans love Teddy, but his two years as a starter produced 14 TD’s each season. This is what passes for a franchise QB in Minnesota. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad.

  15. These comments are getting absurd. Yes, Vikings fans like Teddy. You stating Teddy stats won’t change that. He is a really good guy what’s not to like?Kind of like how the Bears fans love Mike Ditka even though he turned a dynasty into a one hit wonder for SB with that defense. Or the packers loving Fabio even though he puts up 20 tackles and 5 sacks in 16 games. And he gets paid $13 million dollars.

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