Teddy Bridgewater says too soon to declare Vikings contenders

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Having Adrian Peterson back automatically and obviously makes the Vikings better.

But Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t want to get ahead of himself, either.

Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Bridgewater said it’s too soon to declare the Vikings contenders.

“It’s easy to sit here and say how good we can be, but it’s still early June and it’s too early to tell,’’ Bridgewater said. “We have to just continue to get better each day right now. We know that we can’t win the championship in June, so we just have to continue to build chemistry and then take advantage of these [OTAs] and come back in training camp and then we’ll be able to tell how good we’ll be.’’

That said, Bridgewater admitted he was “excited” to get Peterson back, as he should be.

“He’s probably one of the best running backs to ever play in the NFL,” Bridgewater said. “I’m pretty excited that he’s back and we just got to continue to get better.’’

Between Peterson coming back and the addition of Mike Wallace, it’s reasonable to think the Vikings should improve. But a lot of that is also on Bridgewater, who showed remarkable maturity last year once he got on the field, and is a big part of the reason for that optimism.

112 responses to “Teddy Bridgewater says too soon to declare Vikings contenders

  1. Funny, but I would not be real thrilled about having Mike Wallace, there is a reason he is on his third team in 3 years.

  2. All of this talk about the Vikings being contenders or even being decent this year is garbage. Peter King even projected them to be one of the top six teams in the league. What a joke. It’s between them and the Bears for last place in the division again this year and you can take that to the bank.

  3. I’m trying not to get too caught up in the hype. Being a Vikings fan means lots of heartbreak. However, I have a good feeling about the Zimmer/Bridgewater era. Let’s try to get a winning season first, then we’ll talk about being a contender.

  4. As a packer fan that lives on the Wisconsin Minnesota border I have to deal with Viking fans unrealistic expectations every offseason. The Vikings will be a decent 8-8 or 9-7 team.

  5. Teddy Bridgewater is just another failure like Mike Vick, RG3 and Out and Jamarcus Russell.

    All three of those QB’s were over-hyped and busted out to be a failure!!!

  6. Even with his low wonderlic score he shows a lot more sense and maturity than the Minnesota fan base. Even he knows you have to win before you start talking.

  7. Geesh- I mean if Lions fans say we will battle the Bears for third, it must be true! You know- coming from the only 0-16 franchise in history and all…

  8. And the Packers are dead. AP will run them over. Clay will steps aside for a lunch break by the times he’s back game’s over.

  9. You tell ’em Teddy! They should wait until July!!

    Btw, if Peterson is the “Purple Jesus,” (Suffer (not) the little children…), then what’s Teddy gonna be? Maybe the “Purple King of Pop?”

    Actually there’s a chance he’ll be a pretty effective game manager, IF he can stay healthy. (See? A little compliment!)

  10. There’s no reason to bash bridgewater for his comments. He’s confident, not arrogant. It’ll be interesting to see how norv turner calls plays with ap back.

  11. As a Packer fan, it’s getting tougher to troll on the Vikings lately. A humble QB and a firm front office are ruining all my fun.

  12. Yeah, see? You guys should wait until July, even if Purple Judas is back!

  13. Looks like I am the first Viking fan to post. Wanted to get on before the trolls but that is impossible. They hit refresh every 10 seconds.

    This kid has a great head on his shoulders. Not arrogant, humble, and realizes it is only June.

    I was so glad MN passed on Johnny football and got him.

  14. So funny to hear Packer and Lion fans always talking smack. Sure the Vikes have no SB, but we also don’t have to live in WI or the hole of the nation, Detroit. Remember kitties we have decades of wins against your Lions.

    Packers have great teams but again, you live in WI.

  15. 1969nflchampions says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:00 PM

    Looks like I am the first Viking fan to post.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Wrong again. You really might want to reconsider this whole “posting on the Internet” thing; it just isn’t working out for you at all.

    In other news, it’s nice to see that Bridgewater has more sense than the average Vikings fan. Granted, that isn’t really hard to do, but still…

  16. “And the Packers are dead. AP will run them over. Clay will steps aside for a lunch break by the times he’s back game’s over.”

    ———————

    Like the time he tried that and Clay Matthews ripped the ball right out of his hands and returned it for a TD?

    SkoLOLOLOL

  17. Mike Wallace is a downgrade from even an old Greg Jennings. Not sure how anyone would call that bust an upgrade. Their best WR is a Packers throw away.

    They are hoping the Packers cut a few more players to sign in the final roster cuts so they can improve their sub .500 team.

  18. vikefan284296 says:
    Jun 3, 2015 3:52 PM

    I’m trying not to get too caught up in the hype. Being a Vikings fan means lots of heartbreak. However, I have a good feeling about the Zimmer/Bridgewater era. Let’s try to get a winning season first, then we’ll talk about being a contender.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Finally… a sensible Viking fan. There seem to have been a few that have shown up lately, but they get drowned out by the Off Season World Championship crowd and disappear all too quickly. Hopefully this one will stick around.

  19. Taking the time to even put TB and Jumahcuz Ruzzell in the same sentence should be a felony with minimum sentence of 30 days in jail. You’re not even trying.

  20. –Taking the time to even put TB and Jumahcuz Ruzzell in the same sentence should be a felony with minimum sentence of 30 days in jail. You’re not even trying

    ——————-
    Totally agree! Tavaris Jackson would have been a much better comparison.

  21. rrickjordan says:
    Jun 3, 2015 3:55 PM
    Geesh- I mean if Lions fans say we will battle the Bears for third, it must be true! You know- coming from the only 0-16 franchise in history and all…

    Brilliant reasoning. Since my team went 0-16 seven years ago that means I’m wrong about how terrible your team currently is.

  22. The Packers self admittingly can’t even get their team prepared for the beginning of the past few seasons and now are expecting their veteran players to step up and coach the team into shape in the preseason. This after the biggest choke in sports history that has termed a new meaning for the word “Packer”. Used in a sentence, “Wow, did you see the Clippers packer game 6 against the Rockets.” This only leads people to believe the Packers will still be feeling the effects of the NFCCG game and will continue to be the soft, JV team that Aaron Rodgers described.

  23. calvinthegreat82 says:
    Jun 3, 2015 3:49 PM

    Teddy Bustwater clearly knows he’s a bust.

    The Vikings have ZERO Championships.
    ————————————
    You call me a “nutjob” in a different thread yet all you do is post this garbage in every Viking thread.

    Please prove to me that Teddy Bridgewater “knows he’s a bust”. Did that ever come out of his mouth? Did you talk to him about it?

    By the way, the Vikings have ZERO SUPERBOWLS. They have one NFL Championship and 3 NFC Championships. The also have several NFC Central and NFC North Divisional Championships. If you are going to make a statement at least get it right.

  24. drunkensconies says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:04 PM

    So funny to hear Packer and Lion fans always talking smack. Sure the Vikes have no SB, but we also don’t have to live in WI or the hole of the nation, Detroit. Remember kitties we have decades of wins against your Lions.

    Packers have great teams but again, you live in WI.

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

    The amount of pure “fail” involved when someone tries to make an insulting screen name and can’t even manage to spell it right could ONLY come from a Vikings fan.

    Oh, mercy. Some people’s children.

  25. northernpackfan says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:17 PM

    This forum is brutal! Every time the majority of participants begin a reasonable discussion about the article, posters like codythao35, tokyogasblaster, and ariani1985 come on and troll the fans of a team that is completely unrelated to the article.
    ___________

    This is hilarious considering this is a Viking article and most of the posts are from Packer trolls.

    pot, meet Kettle.

  26. To: calvinthegreat82, megatronownsyou,

    Lions fans have absolutely no buisness talking to trash on Vikings posts, or any other teams posts for that matter. Just because the Lions have been relevant for a couple years doesn’t make up the years of competing with the Browns for the worst franchise in league history. Oh and by the way, Calvin Johnson is on the back end of his career, you lost the 2 players that made your defense formidable the last couple of years and Mathew Stafford has shown promise, but has never been able to break the barrier to elite and if he hasn’t done it by now its safe to say he never will. Welcome back to earth, kitty fans!

  27. I’m honestly glad the Vikings are getting some off-season pub from the national media.
    It makes their eventual fall back to reality all the sweeter.
    Especially watching their clueless fans scurry about checking the annual excuse rolodex .

    skoLOL!

  28. Only a pathetic Viking fan would talk about NFC Championships and a bogus NFL championship in years they went on to lose –drum roll please—4 Super Bowls.

  29. “How can you not love him? Always says the right thing, works hard, and is doing everything he can to get his team to the top.”
    —————-

    Tim Tebow was the exact same way. Worked out great for him too!

    Teddy Bridgewater
    2014 GP: 13 TD’s Pass: 14 INT: 12 TD Rush: 1 Playoff wins: 0
    Tim Tebow
    2011 GP: 14 TD’s Pass: 12 INT: 6 TD Rush: 6 Playoff Wins: 1

  30. A good sane answer. The kid shows promise. Hate for the Packers makes most Viking fans delusional, causing them to speak without thinking. I’m glad to see this guy isn’t affected similarly (yet, at least.)

  31. rlpftt says:
    Jun 3, 2015 3:54 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater is just another failure like Mike Vick, RG3 and Out and Jamarcus Russell.
    ______

    I know you don’t like hard questions, but can you enlighten us all by telling us why Teddy is just like those other quarterbacks? Vick and RG3 are running QBs who couldn’t pass much when you took away that part of their game. Russell was a big-armed, imposing physical specimen who was lazy and couldn’t read a defense.

    Bridgewater is slight of build, doesn’t run unless he has to, and is known for his poise under pressure, elite passing accuracy, and ability to recognize what the defense is doing. What does he have in common with those other three?

  32. By the way, the Vikings have ZERO SUPERBOWLS. They have one NFL Championship and 3 NFC Championships.
    ————–
    No they do not. The “championship” you are referring to was the equivalent of an NFCCG. The NFL merged and they created the Super Bowl, but the merger didn’t become official legally until 1970.

    Or….the Packers now have 15 championships instead of 13.

  33. cxforged9 says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:29 PM
    To: calvinthegreat82, megatronownsyou,

    Lions fans have absolutely no buisness talking to trash on Vikings posts, or any other teams posts for that matter. Just because the Lions have been relevant for a couple years doesn’t make up the years of competing with the Browns for the worst franchise in league history. Oh and by the way, Calvin Johnson is on the back end of his career, you lost the 2 players that made your defense formidable the last couple of years and Mathew Stafford has shown promise, but has never been able to break the barrier to elite and if he hasn’t done it by now its safe to say he never will. Welcome back to earth, kitty fans!

    Yeah ok guy. Who was the second player we lost that made our defense formidable? Do you mean Nick Fairley because if so you must not watch much football or you would know that he played in a total of eight games last year. In those eight games he flashed a little bit of talent but really didn’t do much.
    If you want to focus on the Lions past record go ahead but it’s completely irrelevant to the present time. We currently own you guys and that trend will continue.
    Thanks for bring me back to earth though and enjoy playing in your outdoor college stadium in the frozen tundra of Minnesota again this year.

  34. 1969nflchampions says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:24 PM

    northernpackfan says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:17 PM

    This forum is brutal! Every time the majority of participants begin a reasonable discussion about the article, posters like codythao35, tokyogasblaster, and ariani1985 come on and troll the fans of a team that is completely unrelated to the article.
    ___________

    This is hilarious considering this is a Viking article and most of the posts are from Packer trolls.

    pot, meet Kettle.
    ———————————————————
    Since you find my post so “hilarious”, show me the first Packer fan troll comment in this thread. Did it come before codythao35’s trashing of the Packers and CM3? I doubt it.

    And good effort on trying to reference the “pot calling the kettle black” idiom, but even that wasn’t done properly. SMH.

  35. This kid’s got a rare maturity among this era’s crop of young quarterbacks. Here’s hoping Marcus Mariota will prove to be the same way.

    – Titans Fan

  36. Minnesota Vikings Owner By Proxy says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:37 PM
    —————-

    Tim Tebow was the exact same way. Worked out great for him too!

    Teddy Bridgewater
    2014 GP: 13 TD’s Pass: 14 INT: 12 TD Rush: 1 Playoff wins: 0
    Tim Tebow
    2011 GP: 14 TD’s Pass: 12 INT: 6 TD Rush: 6 Playoff Wins: 1

    How many profiles do you have? Exact same stats posted my probable the 9th person on here. But I will comment like before.

    Teddy handed off the ball to Asiata and he had 9 rushing TDs. Which it doesn’t matter how you get across the goal line. Unlike stat hog Rodgers who hates to give up the ball to a RB near the goal line so he gets more TD passes on his stat line.

    your Tebow comparison is flawed and getting old.

  37. ejmat2 says:

    If you are going to make a statement at least get it right.

    The Minnesota Vikings have no World Championships.
    How’s that?

  38. “Teddy handed off the ball to Asiata and he had 9 rushing TDs. Which it doesn’t matter how you get across the goal line. Unlike stat hog Rodgers who hates to give up the ball to a RB near the goal line so he gets more TD passes on his stat line.

    your Tebow comparison is flawed and getting old.”
    ——————-

    Yes. And Tebow handed the ball off too. If Rodgers hated to hand the ball off at the goal line, then how did Eddie Lacy and John Kuhn have 13 rushing TD’s in the from within the 5 yard line last year? Looks like Bustwater is the stat hog, eh?

    Oh and BTW….the Broncos had 11 rushing TD’s in 2011.

  39. Like the time he tried that and Clay Matthews ripped the ball right out of his hands and returned it for a TD?

    One play out of 7 years isn’t a great measuring stick for Clayroid. I believe Peterson has had more games against the packers rushing for a 100 yards than less than a 100 yds.

  40. cxforged9 says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:29 PM

    Just because the Lions have been relevant for a couple years doesn’t make up the years of competing with the Browns for the worst franchise in league history.
    _______

    Where’d you find that second year?

  41. cxforged9 says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:29 PM

    To: calvinthegreat82, megatronownsyou,

    Lions fans have absolutely no buisness talking to trash on Vikings posts, or any other teams posts for that matter.
    **************************************************************

    This just might be the goofiest statement I’ve ever read on PFT.

    So seriously, when have the Vikings ever built up enough NFL cred to allow their fans to comment anywhere on this site.

    No wonder every fan in the NFL laughs at the Purple Paste Eaters the loudest.
    You dolts are simply too funny.

    The NFC North is going to come down to the Lions and the Packers, so they have every right to comment on anything division related.
    They are what you might call RELEVANT.

    The Zimmer/Bridgewater Combination is 0-7 against teams with a .500 record or better.
    And they’re 1-5 against the NFC North.
    Congrats on your big win against Chicago.

  42. I love the game of Football. I love the Vikes. I can respect the Packers. My gut feeling is that Teddy will prove himself to be a ‘Man’ amongst ‘Boys’. He is willing to EARN respect….just like Aaron Rodgers did after falling farther in the 1st Round of the draft than most thought he would…Hmmmmm….

  43. I can understand Packers fans talking trash because they won the division the last few years. Lions fans though, you really need to check yourself. Last playoff win was 1993, the last division title was 1993, NFC Central titles 3, the same amount as the Buccaneers. Since 2002 when the divisions were realigned ZERO division titles. Since the Bucs left your team has been the worst in the division. I agree with TB though, I cringe whenever I see someone predicting SB for the Vikes in June, or any other month. I like the team Zimmer and Spielman put together so far, and think they will be a lot better than last year but the schedule is relatively tough this year and I want to see the line improve and how the secondary shapes up across from Rhodes and Smith before I get too excited. Oh, and Vikings have zero SB wins, message received, if that’s all you got to say about the current team other than Bridgewater is a bust with tiny hands then I think your job here is done.

  44. “…it’s too early to tell.”

    Yeah, about 10 wins(in one season) too early.

  45. Minnesota Vikings Owner By Proxy says:
    Jun 3, 2015 5:08 PM

    The Lions have more championships than the Vikings.
    ——————————————–
    They’ve also been in the league many more years than the Vikings and they have ZERO championships since the Vikings joined the league.

  46. deltaoracle says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:54 PM

    ejmat2 says:

    If you are going to make a statement at least get it right.

    The Minnesota Vikings have no World Championships.
    How’s that?
    —————————————–
    That works for me. Then again, you can say that about every NFL team. I have yet to hear an NFL team having a “World” championship. Championship either.

  47. “They’ve also been in the league many more years than the Vikings and they have ZERO championships since the Vikings joined the league.”
    —————

    Oh???? Well then it doesn’t count then since it happened before the Vikings were in the league, right?

    Weren’t you the one who actually stated that the Vikings have a championship?

  48. Minnesota Vikings Owner By Proxy says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:40 PM

    By the way, the Vikings have ZERO SUPERBOWLS. They have one NFL Championship and 3 NFC Championships.
    ————–
    No they do not. The “championship” you are referring to was the equivalent of an NFCCG. The NFL merged and they created the Super Bowl, but the merger didn’t become official legally until 1970.

    Or….the Packers now have 15 championships instead of 13.
    —————————————
    Sorry but I disagree. The Vikings won the NFL championship the year prior to the merger. The Chiefs won the AFL championship that year and went on to win the superbowl.

    Yes, it was the equivalent of the NFCCG today but back then it was called the NFL Championship. No, it doesn’t mean the Packers have 15 NFL Championships.

  49. That works for me. Then again, you can say that about every NFL team. I have yet to hear an NFL team having a “World” championship. Championship either.
    ———————

    From the Pro Football HOF website.

    “The AFL and NFL announced that the two leagues would merge in 1970. The Super Bowl started to determine the world champions. “

  50. that’s soon to be super bowl mvp teddy bustwater.
    thank you very much.

    the kid is humble and a leader on and off the field with a very good defense. thats a great foundation.

  51. The Packer trolls really do ruin the comment section on every article, don’t they? Teddy is saying what 99% of us Vikings fans have been saying. We are making very good progress. Now trolls, twist that into me somehow declaring the Vikings world champions.

  52. The Vikings liked the maturity and intelligence of one Teddy B and made a very good long lasting play with him.

    I think with the talent they have right now, they can take the North. The packers has zero talent at CB and have to rely on two guys who only played the pos in college part time at best. Teams will have a field day passing against these rookies.

    Two seasons ago the Pack almost set a record for passing yards allowed and that was with some questionable talent but at least experienced talent.

    Rogers and Lacy can only do so much. I could see the Vikes on top then the Lions then Packers with da bears in da bottom.

  53. PS Spielman stole the previous two drafts and was listed as third this year. The guy knows talent but insist on drafting players with smarts. People you can coach. That talent has to surface sooner or later and this year is later. Singed, Packer fan but not a Ted T fan whose team draft was rated 28th this year. Not a good draft for him and he needed back field talent at the highest level.

  54. “Two seasons ago the Pack almost set a record for passing yards allowed and that was with some questionable talent but at least experienced talent.”

    ———————–

    Apparently you can’t count. That was 3 seasons ago.

  55. Very good answer. Every team looks good on paper in the offseason. Then the hitting starts and no team is exempt from injuries. Who knows what could happen.

  56. If you’re going to stretch an NFL Superbowl Championship to a World Championship, why don’t you go all the way and call it a Universal Championship of Infinity and Beyond?

  57. Teddy, like most Viking fans are saying the same thing. But they are improving.

  58. Minnesota by nothing

    Like the time he tried that and Clay Matthews ripped the ball right out of his hands and returned it for a TD?

    ))))))))))))))))))))))

    I saw that game, what actually happened was 5 guys stood AD up stopped his forward progress. And Clay Jenner was allowed to strip him and run it in for a TD for some reason that Sunday. When by rule once your forward progress is topped the whistle blows. The refs gave you a td. and that is what happened and you brag about it like it was some great play. Talk about Clay’s 6 tackles in an OTime game. The one he was standing on the sideline gassed in the 4th quarter.

  59. Talk about Clay’s 6 tackles in an OTime game. The one he was standing on the sideline gassed in the 4th quarter.
    ——————-
    He said he was gassed because he didn’t want to get in trouble with the league. The real reason was that he thought he had a concussion and didn’t want to tip off the Packers medical staff so he would get evaluated and have to go through the concussion protocol.

  60. ariani1985 says:
    Jun 3, 2015 6:42 PM
    With green Bay having the leagues worst passing defense last year it will be easy pickings!
    ———————————————————-
    Actually, the Packers gave up fewer yards per completion, allowed a lower completion percentage, and made more interceptions than the Vikings D, so I’m not sure what stat you’re using to justify the claim that they had the worst passing defense. But, you’ve never been one for facts, have you?

  61. My biggest concern for Teddy is that he’s so frail looking. He needs to bulk up to avoid injury, especially behind our horrendous O-line.

    Way too scrawny for the long term. Time to hit the weights Teddy!

  62. ejmat2 says:
    Jun 3, 2015 5:59 PM
    Yes, it was the equivalent of the NFCCG today but back then it was called the NFL Championship. No, it doesn’t mean the Packers have 15 NFL Championships.
    ///////////////////////////

    If you are contending that the 1969 championship is legit, then yes, that is exactly what you’re saying. If the Vikings get credit for winning in 1969, but lost the SuperBowl, then the Packers get the same credit, plus the SuperBowl wins. How can you interpret it any other way?

    Fifteen. Say it.

  63. Check out the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. I stand corrected. The Vikings have one NFL championship…..1969.

    Interestingly enough, they also show the Packers with eleven NFL championships. They also show them with four SuperBowl championships.

    Do the math. Fifteen.

  64. Minnesota Vikings Owner By Proxy says:
    Jun 3, 2015 4:37 PM
    —————-

    Tim Tebow was the exact same way. Worked out great for him too!

    Teddy Bridgewater
    2014 GP: 13 TD’s Pass: 14 INT: 12 TD Rush: 1 Playoff wins: 0
    Tim Tebow
    2011 GP: 14 TD’s Pass: 12 INT: 6 TD Rush: 6 Playoff Wins: 1

    First of all 2011 was Tebow’s 2nd year as an NFL QB. But let’s compare that season with Teddy’s rookie year anyway. Teddy’s completion percentage was nearly 18 points higher, Teddy’s passer rating was over 12 points higher, and Teddy’s QBR (which also accounts for running plays) was a whopping 20 points higher.

    Furthermore, Tebow’s Broncos lost their final three regular season games by an average of 16 points. As a starter Teddy only lost one game by double digits and his other five losses were all within one possession. Add to the fact that the 2011 AFC West was that season’s equivalent to the 2014 NFC South, which Teddy went 3-0 against as a starter, and your Tebow-Teddy comparison holds no water whatsoever.

  65. Football is a game played on the field, looking at a team on paper means next to nothing. Remember the Eagles signing a bunch of high profile free agents and declaring themselves “The Dream Team”? How did that work out?

    Who knows what Peterson has left in the tank and who knows if he even wants to play for the Vikings. He could show up just for the money and start playing the injury card two days before the season opener. Who knows what kind of QB Bustwater will be? The history of NFL QB’s has seen more regress than progress after the first season. And Wallace is fast but so is Cordell Patterson, so what does it all mean? The Vikings will be lucky to beat out the Bears for third place, that’s what it all means.

  66. Adrian Peterson has done really well at padding stats against the Packers. Down by an average of 4 TDs per game, he still runs it like they have a chance.

    4-12-1 since the Vikings drafted Peterson.

  67. Jay Cutler had a better rookie season than Bridgewater and everyone started talking ridiculous about him Just like Vikes fans are doing with Bridgewater.

    Turned out it was one of his best 3 seasons, he never got any better AND he had more raw talent than Bridgewater will ever have.

  68. If the Vikings winning the NFL championship in 1969 doesn’t count as a successful season, then ANY team winning the NFL championship between 1960 and 1966 doesn’t mean anything either because the NFL champion prior to 1967 NEVER played the AFL champion.

    So please strip the NFL champion tag from those seasons as well.

  69. Packer fans fighting with each other when one posts a compliment about the Vikings Coaches and players.
    Too funny..
    A Lions fan talking smack… Hilarious…
    scary as a Downsy street Gangster..

  70. The difference between Cutler and Bridgewater is their personalities. Cutler has always been a frat boy tool bag. His attitude has always been piss poor and he isn’t respected by his teammates or coaches. He isn’t a leader, he’s just a spoiled kid who throws a temper tantrum when he doesn’t get the toy he wants at Target.

    Teddy is humble. He has the demenour of players like Rodgers and Manning (not saying he’s going to be as good as them). He’s cool, calm, and collected. He is a leader. His head is screwed on straight and he is laser focused on the goal of getting himself better and getting this football team in the best positions to win games, win divisions, and ultimately win a Super Bowl.

    Teddy and Cutler were both first round draft picks. The comparison stops there. End of discussion.

  71. Also, for the Lions fan that keeps shouting “ZERO championships”

    Vikings-Lions Rivalry
    107 Meetings

    Min Leads Series: 69-36-2

    Longest Win Streak: Vikings – 13 Straight Games (1968-1974)

    The last time the Detroit Lions won an “NFL Championship” was in 1957 and there were 12 teams in the league at that time. Lions beat the Browns.

  72. #1 Viking Guy says:

    Might be a selfish crybaby, but his performance was and is better than Teddy’s his rookie year.
    ———————————
    You’re really reaching with this Jay Cutler comparison.

    Cutler only started five games… at the end of year. Teddy started 12 games. It’s a little hard (and stupid) to compare the two when one played a lot more games earlier in his career.

    And even if your comparison had any validity to it, who says Bridgewater is going on the same trajectory as Cutler? Predicting that based off a QB rating is complete nonsense. Especially when there is a whopping three point difference.

  73. Comparing TB to any other QB is ridiculous at this stage. Jay Cutler had a better rookie year than Rodgers first season, does that mean he’s better?

    One season (or 12 games) is far too small a sample size to be forming any conclusions. That being said, every INDICATION is that TB has a better than fair chance at being a good QB. A great one? Now that’s something we should know by the end of this season.

  74. I’m a firm believer that Logan Thomas is the best rookie quarterback of all time. He had an amazing 101.7 passer rating*

    Eat that Teddy Bridgewater and Jay Cutler!

    *Thomas was 1/9 81 yds and a TD in one game

  75. Wow, there’s got to be three times as many Packer fans in this thread than Vikings fans.

    I’d comment on that but I’m too busy watching my recording of last season’s NFC championship game. It’s 19-7 Packers with about ten minutes left to play. All I ask is that nobody spoil the ending for me.

  76. “I had a chance to meet him [Bridgewater] here at Winter Park a couple of days ago, and I was very impressed with him. I’m impressed with his skills and the way he handled himself his first year. So I look forward to bigger and better things from him. I think you have to win the support of your guys, and I’m not saying he hasn’t done that, in the face of adversity… which he’ll have that. I think he has done a good job of that. He has to show that he is the leader and he can make those plays when needed.” Brett Favre

    I couldn’t agree more Mr Favre.

  77. “loserperformance says: If you are contending that the 1969 championship is legit, then yes, that is exactly what you’re saying. If the Vikings get credit for winning in 1969, but lost the SuperBowl, then the Packers get the same credit, plus the SuperBowl wins. How can you interpret it any other way? Fifteen. Say it.”

    Previous to 1970 (1920-1969), Queen Bay won 11 NFL championships (1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, and 1967). The two pre-merger AFL-NFL World Championship Games (retroactively called Superbowl 1 & 2) were on top of that total moron, not added to it.

    Since 1970 (the modern era of the NFL), Queen Bay has won a total of 3 NFC (NOT NFL) Championships with 2 of those becoming Superbowl Championships (1997 & 2010). Again… you can only claim either NFC Conference Champion or NFL League Champion for those years, NOT BOTH, since the league has fundamentally changed it’s championship format.

    According to the NFL, Queen Bay has a total of 13 championships since 1920, but in reality we both know that the first 9 of them were just NFC championships since Queen Bay only played against PRE-merger NFL teams… unless you want to admit here and now that the ’66 & ’67 seasons were, in fact, NOT Superbowls or the Vikings have FIVE championships to their record (1 NFL and 4 NFC). The choice is yours LOSER!

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