Vikings announce Teddy Bridgewater active, Sam Bradford out for season

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Teddy Bridgewater‘s season may soon begin, and Sam Bradford‘s season is over.

The Vikings made it official today, announcing that they have activated Bridgeawter to the 53-man roster while putting Bradford on injured reserve.

It’s the most encouraging news yet for Bridgewater, who suffered an injury so severe in training camp last year that there were concerns he might never play again. Now it appears a return to live game action is close.

But it’s another setback for Bradford, who has been plagued by injuries throughout his career and managed to play just 16 games for the Vikings after they sent a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick to Philadelphia to acquire him last year.

It’s unknown whether the Vikings will bench Case Keenum, who has played well since Bradford got hurt, for a healthy Bridgewater. But Bridgewater is now healthy enough to raise that question. That in and of itself is a great comeback story.

61 responses to “Vikings announce Teddy Bridgewater active, Sam Bradford out for season

  1. Not a Viking fan, but I feel bad for Sam, as he has spent a lot of time on I/R over the years. He seems like a good guy too.

  2. I think Keenum keeps playing as long as they are winning. I’m concerned about Bridgewater’s long term durability, and I’ll bet the Vikings brass are also. He was never the biggest, sturdiest dude in the world, and now his mobility is going to be compromised whether he admits it or not…

  3. If you need a QB with an upside of producing 0.8TD per game then Teddy is your guy!

    that said, I’m glad he is healthy enough to play. He seems like a nice kid.

  4. Rick has assembled an embarrassment of riches over in Minnesota. Even as a Pack fan that knows Teddy and the Vikings will be dominating the NFCN for the foreseeable future, you have to be happy that Teddy made it back from such a horrific injury. Can’t wait to see him pummel us in a few weeks.

  5. The Vikings have a great team and if Teddy could play just as good as Keenum, they could go far. Imagine coming back from a career threatening injury and making it to the Superbowl. That is a feel good story the NFL needs right now.

  6. Bradford’s regular* season is over. He could be designated for return and re join the team for the post season if the scope procedure fixes the issue.

  7. I haven’t been this happy about football news in years. Say what you want about the performance of Teddy B, but how can you not love this kid? He’s a great kid who has done nothing but good, respectful things for the image of the Vikings. The NFL could use 1500 players just like him.

    Welcome back Teddy B! I’ll be clapping and cheering for you this weekend!

  8. Bradford doing what Bradford does. Said it then and will say it again: giving up a first round for this guy was a HUGE mistake. They should have just taken the lumps last year and they’d be in about the same situation now.

  9. jerruhjones says:
    November 8, 2017 at 11:46 am
    Sam ‘Glass’ Bradford…too bad, he was having a good year.
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    I think jerruh meant, he had a good game.

  10. That was the best decision for the team. It is sad how great Bradford’s first game was to be out for the rest of the year.

  11. It’s a shame about Sam Bradford. Very good quarterback who unfortunately just could never stay healthy. As an Eagles fan, I was rooting for him because he was a total pro while he was here. It seemed like he’d be the perfect fit for the Vikings (if healthy). Not that they’re out of it by any means, but a healthy Bradford and Dalvin Cook could’ve made the difference for them this year.

  12. Vikings are 6-2, and have been playing musical chairs with QB’s for two years running. This team is solid, but I still feel like that one piece of the puzzle is missing to take the big step of Super Bowl. That being said, Keenum has played well and needs to keep playing well to keep Teddy as the backup through this season. Keenum is playing for a contract, not just for wins every week.

  13. If you ever watched Teddy Bridgewater play at Louisville, specifically the Rutgers game where he led his team to a victory with a broken wrist, you’d know this guy is absolutely all heart.

    Great South Florida kid. We’re pulling for him down here!

  14. Good for Teddy, tough deal for Sam. It would be pretty weird if Teddy and Rodgers both returned to action in that Vikes/Pack game at Lambeau. Also interesting to see above that cheesers are now relegated to cheering for the Vikings’ failure now that their team’s failure is all but assured — glad my team at least gives you something to do.

  15. nhpats says:
    November 8, 2017 at 11:46 am
    If you need a QB with an upside of producing 0.8TD per game then Teddy is your guy!

    that said, I’m glad he is healthy enough to play. He seems like a nice kid.
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    I think TB in a Shurmur WC offense has MUCH more potential than when he was in the Norv Turner 7-step drop offense with a shaky o-line… Time will tell.

  16. I feel bad for Bradford. He’s got all the tools, except for the health part. I’m glad that Bridgewater has finally been activated, but I’m afraid for that first shot to the leg.

  17. As a Packer fan, thats great news. Bridgewater was working hard and looked promising until his unfortunate injury. Hopefully, he can put it together and lead the Vikings into the playoffs. This, as we all know, is their best chance, and yes, we all know why.

  18. vikingsperenialloosers says:
    November 8, 2017 at 11:45 am
    Let the annual collapse begin. Right on time as scheduled for the Lions to easily win the division this year.

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    I’m sorry a Lions fan is saying what about a collapse?

  19. As much as I hate the Vike’s, it seems like the football gods are on their side so far this year. Altough there is still 8 games left, and anything can happen. TB seems like a good kid, and have always like him for that.

    Go Pack

  20. purpleguy says:
    November 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm
    Good for Teddy, tough deal for Sam. It would be pretty weird if Teddy and Rodgers both returned to action in that Vikes/Pack game at Lambeau. Also interesting to see above that cheesers are now relegated to cheering for the Vikings’ failure now that their team’s failure is all but assured — glad my team at least gives you something to do.
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    Don’t see any Packers fans in this thread – they’re licking their wounds. I’d worry more about the Lions anyways. Don’t count us out yet.

  21. I think jerruh meant, he had a good game.

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    That’s a typical Sam year. 🙂

  22. vikingsperenialloosers says:

    November 8, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Let the annual collapse begin. Right on time as scheduled for the Lions to easily win the division this year.

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    The next NFC North that the Lions win will be their first.

  23. Is a Lions fan calling the Vikings perennial losers? Thats pretty funny.
    How many times have you been a play or two away from going to the Super Bowl in the last 20 years?
    How many times have you been a field goal from going to the Super Bowl you almost assuredly could win in the last ten years?

    Oh, thats right, no playoff wins in 60 years and the only team to go 0-16.
    No wonder Barry quit on your sorry franchise.

    When I think of perennial losers, I think of the Detroit Lions.

  24. The rest of this year belongs to Keenum as far as his talent will take him, it is that simple, I for one am very happy for him, and nice to have Teddy back. In a few years the NFL will be saying, ” What injury for Teddy”?
    GOOD to have ya home Son!

  25. My take is Vikings beat Redskins, Rams, Panthers, Falcons, and Lions bc of their defense. Those teams aren’t very good either.

  26. Brittle Bradford, just like I said as he was coming out of OK. sucks tho! BUT he was the reason for the rookie wage scale, among others, and has made well over 100 and some million $$$$$$.
    I think he’ll be aite!

  27. Okay everybody. Stop with the baloney about giving up a 1st round pick for Bradford. You make it sound like every 1st rounder is a slam-dunk, guaranteed first ballot HOFer. It’s nothing more than a lottery ticket that may or may not pay off.

    It’s not like they gave up a chance to draft a sure-fire Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Tom Brady, or Aaron Rodgers to sign Bradford. They did what they had to do; period.

  28. Bradford kept this team afloat after a devastating injury to Teddy. And a truly devastating injury. Bridgewater hasn’t played since January 2016. Bradford look incredible against the Saints. That’s the shame in this injury. He was finally in a system that didn’t change for the first time in his career and it showed. I really hope the Vikings keep him on the roster as a backup. Bradford can’t ask for big time bucks because of the injury issues.

    Not a lot of teams can lose TWO starting QB’s in the span of 12 months to season ending knee injuries and stay competitive. TWO!!!! And both at the beginning of the season!! Vikings are NOT getting enough credit for their ability to overcome adversity.

  29. Happy birthday Sam! Wasn’t IR a wonderful present?!? So very sorry! It sucks big time! I’m just hoping and praying that you will be okay!

  30. Lets just hope Keenum doesn’t suddenly fall apart are revert back to what he was last year. I love that Teddy made it back, but he can’t be as good as he showed before his injury, can he? Will have to see it to believe it.

  31. For those of you who think the Vikes Wasted their money on Bradford, don’t forget what he did for them. He sold tickets, he sold jerseys, he gave a team that was reeling hope that they would be in the playoffs. And he kept the Fanbase engaged and supportive. I would like to have seen him play longer but I don’t feel like we wasted the money. And we don’t know what the future holds for Sam.

  32. Bradford a/k/a “The ‘$50 Million Dollar’ Man” (read: guaranteed money before ever putting on a Saint Louie [sic] Rams practice jersey lol) sure has had an extra-ordinary career… but not in a good way lol

  33. Frazier28/7 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm
    No wonder Barry quit on your sorry franchise.

    When I think of perennial losers, I think of the Detroit Lions.

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    Me thinks that is changing, me boy! The Lions now have arguably the best QB in the NFC in Stafford (Brees is getting too old), and a defense that is on the rise. I think they will overtake the Vikings – a win in your stadium already gives us the advantage.

    And Barry Sanders is back with the franchise, so he must believe too!

  34. Don’t worry pushn50, the pretentious Vikings fans will soon feel the pain of THE LIONS for the second time this season, thereby ruining their turkey dinners and their team’s hope.

    THE YEAR OF THE CAT!!!

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