Teddy Bridgewater: When you get that second opportunity, you cherish it

AP

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater didn’t get on the field during Sunday’s win, but he was in uniform and on the bench during a regular season game a little more than 14 months after the major knee injury that cost him the 2016 season and raised doubts about his ability to play again.

That alone was enough for him to shed some tears on the sideline as the national anthem played before the game at FedEx Field.

“Man, I was trying to keep it together,” Bridgewater said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “It’s just, opportunities like these don’t come around twice. So when you get that second opportunity, you cherish it. You hold it, and you never want to let it go. Today, it got the best of me.”

With Bridgewater back on the roster and healthy enough to play, the big question in Minnesota has shifted to when he’ll be under center again. The team doing the game for FOX Sports reported that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said at a production meeting that he has a plan to get Bridgewater some playing time and Zimmer talked about it after the game.

“I’ve got a plan, and we’ll just see how it goes,” Zimmer said. “Sometimes plans change, but we’ll see how it goes. We’ll sit down this week and we’ll visit about it and we’re going to go from there.”

Case Keenum was having a nearly flawless day before throwing interceptions on back-to-back drives that helped the Redskins inch back into the game. The overall performance — 21-of-29 for 304 yards and four touchdowns — doesn’t scream out for a replacement, although it remains to be seen exactly what Zimmer is planning for his team’s offense.

31 responses to “Teddy Bridgewater: When you get that second opportunity, you cherish it

  1. 250dollarnflowner says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm
    come on Zim, let’s roll with Teddy!

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    Only a Vikings’ fan would want to change the QB when Case has the team at 7-2

  2. I love Teddy Bridgewater as a player and a person. He is everything that you would expect from a player. He is selfless, giving, and a tremendous teammate, unlike that Diva to the east.

    I think the Vikes need to see where he is at before deciding to extend him or let him walk, but Keenum has earned the right to remain the starter, and he deserves to stay there until he either plays his way out of the position, or gets injured.

  3. The time will come soon enough. In the coming weeks the offense will likely sputter at some point, and Teddy will get his shot. Until that happens, there no reason to make a change.

  4. nhpats says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    250dollarnflowner says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm
    come on Zim, let’s roll with Teddy!

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    Only a Vikings’ fan would want to change the QB when Case has the team at 7-2
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    I’d guess only about 10% of Vikes fans would pull Keenum the way he’s playing. nhpats is apparently in the minority. In Zimmer we trust.

  5. Teddy B leads Vikings to first franchise Super Bowl in their home stadium. Don’t take this as a prediction. but it would be so nice if this happened. It won’t. But man, that be awesome.

  6. I’m a huge TB fan and I think he will be the guy for a deep playoff run. Keenum played great against a tough Redskins team on the road and he deserves another start. Teddy is the QB that will take them wear they need to be.

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    November 12, 2017 at 9:12 pm
    Vike fans talking Super Bowl and NFC Championship after week 9. Priceless. #bandwagon

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    At least Vikings fans didn’t quit on their team when their QB was taken out of the game. “Go pack go, as long as we’re winning. Otherwise, we whine.”

  8. nhpats says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    250dollarnflowner says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm
    come on Zim, let’s roll with Teddy!

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    Only a Vikings’ fan would want to change the QB when Case has the team at 7-2

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    You spend way too much time on Vikings articles.

  9. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm
    I love Teddy Bridgewater as a player and a person. He is everything that you would expect from a player. He is selfless, giving, and a tremendous teammate.
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    Hey, all that’s just great, it’s just too bad he doesn’t possess the physical tools and skill set to be a truly successful starting QB in this league.
    Which, when it comes right down to it, is probably the most important factor when choosing a starting QB.

    Nice tears though.
    Could you imagine the Barney’s reaction if Jordy Nelson cried like a little school girl on the sidelines his first game back?

  10. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    November 12, 2017 at 9:12 pm
    Vike fans talking Super Bowl and NFC Championship after week 9. Priceless. #bandwagon

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    A packer fan trolling a Viking story because his season is over after week 9. Priceless. #13 screws

  11. wafflestomp says:
    November 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm
    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm
    I love Teddy Bridgewater as a player and a person. He is everything that you would expect from a player. He is selfless, giving, and a tremendous teammate.
    ————————————-
    Could you imagine the Barney’s reaction if Jordy Nelson cried like a little school girl on the sidelines his first game back?
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    Is “Jordy Nelson” that low-budget Adam Thielen wannabe?

  12. 6 0 Rate This
    wafflestomp says:
    November 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm
    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    November 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm
    I love Teddy Bridgewater as a player and a person. He is everything that you would expect from a player. He is selfless, giving, and a tremendous teammate.
    ————————————-
    Hey, all that’s just great, it’s just too bad he doesn’t possess the physical tools and skill set to be a truly successful starting QB in this league.
    Which, when it comes right down to it, is probably the most important factor when choosing a starting QB.

    Nice tears though.
    Could you imagine the Barney’s reaction if Jordy Nelson cried like a little school girl on the sidelines his first game back?

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    Don’t know if Jordy cried when he came back, but we all remember how he turned on the waterworks when he injured himself.

  13. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    November 12, 2017 at 9:12 pm
    Vike fans talking Super Bowl and NFC Championship after week 9. Priceless. #bandwagon
    =====================
    Well, it certainly beats talking next year’s draft before the season’s halfway over, eh cheesehead?

  14. I have been posting since game 3, Case IS the Vikings guy! No way Teddy outplays him right now.
    Perhaps never has, Keenum has played a bit better every game, and ranks near the top of ALL qbs
    (7th last week per ESPN).
    Love you Teddy, but sit, heal, learn, and compete for it next season.

  15. Love you Teddy, but sit, heal, learn, and compete for it next season
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    That’s the problem… Teddy, in addition to Case and Sam are all free agents after this year. So Teddy has to play so they can see what he can do before they resign him or let him walk.

  16. As a Viking fan for the past 30 years, I just have that feeling like it’s going to be another heartbreaker this year with Keenum. For some reason I think it could be different with Teddy. If you too are a fan your gut might be telling you the same thing.

  17. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    November 12, 2017 at 9:12 pm
    Vike fans talking Super Bowl and NFC Championship after week 9. Priceless. #bandwagon
    ==================================================’
    your fan base talks about super bowls in the preseason, you numbskull.
    #sorrywebrokeyourquarterback

  18. Has anyone ever looked at bridgewaters stats? He is god awful
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    -Vikings team record for most wins in 1st two years
    -NFL record for highest completion % 1st two years
    -11-5 record and NFC North Champ in 1st full year as a starter
    -1st Rookie in NFL history to complete 70% of passes in 4 straight games
    -Team Record for passer rating by a rookie

    And that was playing in a outdated Norm Turner offense with a historically bad O line and Peterson getting carries every 1st and 2nd down.

  19. dreadnok89 says:
    November 13, 2017 at 8:05 am
    Has anyone ever looked at bridgewaters stats? He is god awful
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    Not quite sure to which stats you are referring. But in his only year as a full-time starter, and at the age of 23, he led his team to a Division Title at 11-5, and his QBR was 88, a mere 4 points lower than Mr. All-world Rodgers in the same year. And if you’re referring to the 14 TD passes he had that year, keep in mind that he only threw like 43 passes in the red zone, lowest in the league, because he had this guy named Adrian Peterson behind him. You know, the former league MVP that led the league in rushing that year?

    Maybe try actually watching the games before you declare a young developing QB “god awful”.

  20. The worst part about the Packers season being over 2 weeks ago is that their trolls are out in full force haha.

    Wow sucks to be a Packers fan with Hapless Hundley under center.

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