Teddy Bridgewater is eligible to practice in three weeks

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Vikings quarterback Case Keenum had yet another strong performance against the Buccaneers on Sunday. But the Vikings won’t be playing the Bucs every week; they’ll need someone who can get it done against other teams.

They have Sam Bradford, who continues to be day-to-day with a knee injury he suffered against the Saints two weeks ago. But Bradford wasn’t even in the building on Sunday, and it’s hard to know exactly when he’ll return.

Here’s one thing we know: In three weeks, Teddy Bridgewater will be eligible to return from the Physically Unable to Perform list and to practice with the team. One source with knowledge of the situation says that Bridgewater will be ready to go, but that the Vikings likely will proceed with caution.

At some point, however, necessity may supersede caution. If, for example, Keenum gets injured and Bradford doesn’t get healed, the Vikings may decided to do what they have to do to get Bridgewater back on the field.

The Vikings are 2-1 through three games, with upcoming games against the Lions and Bears.

33 responses to “Teddy Bridgewater is eligible to practice in three weeks

  1. They must be super excited, considering both of their other two QBs have already had bigger days in the first three games of this season than Bridgewater ever has in his career to date…

  2. Yet another strong performance? Only the one strong performance. Wouldn’t call his 20/37 for 167 and 0 tds against Pittsburgh a strong performance.

  3. Teddy seems like a nice kid. But do the Vikings really believe they are going to win a championship with a QB who averages fewer than a single TD per game passing?

    Maybe Teddy can find another role within the organization to which he is better suited.

  4. The Vikings could have an embarrassment of mediocrity at QB. If Keenum got hurt, that would mean they have 3 QB’s who cant stay healthy. Best “Case” scenario is if Keenum keeps playing well when he gets the chance to practice with the first team for the entire week before each upcoming game and Bradford or Teddy come back for the second half of the season. If they go into the bye week 6 and 2 or 7 and 1 that would be pretty darn impressive. If it goes worse than that, I dont think they’ll make the playoffs as 5 of the last 8 games are on the road. Some of those teams in the second half of the season dont look as good so far as we thought they would be (Panthers and Bengals) and others look better than we thought (Redskins, Rams, Lions). It’s gonna be a crazy year for those Vikings YET AGAIN!! #Skol

  5. mikebel11 says:
    September 25, 2017 at 11:05 am
    Yet another strong performance? Only the one strong performance. Wouldn’t call his 20/37 for 167 and 0 tds against Pittsburgh a strong performance.
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    They are referring to his 3-0 record against the Bucs.

    Anywho – Teddy coming back is a miracle in and of itself. I think this offense could allow him to flourish. Any fan or outsider should already be able to see this offense is much better than anything we have run out there for years under Norv. It would be shocking if we didn’t have more 20+ yard plays in the first 3 games then we did all of last season.

  6. mikebel11 says:
    September 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Yet another strong performance? Only the one strong performance. Wouldn’t call his 20/37 for 167 and 0 tds against Pittsburgh a strong performance.

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    Florio was only referring to Keenum’s past performances against the Bucs. He owns that team.

  7. Bridgewater will be ready when he’s ready.

    If Keenum moves forward with his game following his performance against the Buccaneers, and if Bridgewater truly is back, then I can genuinely see the Vikings looking to trade Bradford.

    I don’t wish an injury on anyone, but there will probably be a team that believes it can be a contender this year who suffers a major injury at the QB position. Bradford has proven before that he can be a quick study when it comes to learning a new play book on the fly.

  8. mikebel11 says:
    September 25, 2017 at 11:05 am
    Yet another strong performance? Only the one strong performance. Wouldn’t call his 20/37 for 167 and 0 tds against Pittsburgh a strong performance.

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    Another strong performance against the Bucs. He is 3-0 last three games playing them

  9. Teddy seems like a nice kid. But do the Vikings really believe they are going to win a championship with a QB who averages fewer than a single TD per game passing?

    Don’t be fooled by Norv’s inability to call an offense and he and Zimmer’s obsession with feeding AP.

  10. OK you’ve got the Packer (owners?)on here bashing the fact the Vikes have questions at QB, while that’s about the only position that the Pack doesn’t have questions about.
    #potkettle

  11. nhpats says:
    September 25, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Teddy seems like a nice kid. But do the Vikings really believe they are going to win a championship with a QB who averages fewer than a single TD per game passing?

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    And how will the Packers running game fare with Eddie Lacy’s mediocrity?

    Yes, I know Lacy is now in Seattle. But I am making the point that things change. Bradford did not fare well either in last year’s offense, but it is a new year with a new offensive strategy, a new running back that has a multi-dimensional game, and a new offensive line. I would expect Bridgewater’s production to go up with this offense, if he can, indeed, play.

  12. Teddy seems like a nice kid. But do the Vikings really believe they are going to win a championship with a QB who averages fewer than a single TD per game passing?

    Don’t be fooled by Norv’s inability to call an offense and he and Zimmer’s obsession with feeding AP.

    ….

    Right, but we don’t expect them to know what teddy was asked to do as a very young qb. Of course theyd forget to mention his comp %, wins and efficiency on a run first team. The kid doesnt turn 25 till midseason but people act like hes a huge bust.

  13. The Bucs are good. A lot of teams are going to look bad vs. the Vikings, unlike the Pack who made the Bungles look elite. SKOL to the first place in the North Vikings!

  14. LOL – Packer fans running their mouths after needing luck and overtime to beat an Andy Dalton led Bengals.

    You just cant make this stuff up.

  15. What QB’s are going to be available in the 2018 draft for the Vikings is all I care about. The future QB is not on our roster. I pray Spielman isn’t around to screw it up again! Teddy wasn’t the answer pre injury and he’s not the answer post injury.

    Sincerely,
    A Vikes Season Ticket Holder

  16. All I know right now is that in the first 3 games of this year the Vikes have had two 300yd passing games from two QBs. Unprecidented good fortune.

    Diggs and Theilen are for real.

  17. vikesfan says:
    September 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    nhpats says:
    September 25, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Teddy seems like a nice kid. But do the Vikings really believe they are going to win a championship with a QB who averages fewer than a single TD per game passing?

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    And how will the Packers running game fare with Eddie Lacy’s mediocrity?

    Yes, I know Lacy is now in Seattle. But I am making the point that things change. Bradford did not fare well either in last year’s offense, but it is a new year with a new offensive strategy, a new running back that has a multi-dimensional game, and a new offensive line. I would expect Bridgewater’s production to go up with this offense, if he can, indeed, play.

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    RB is a commodity. I think the Packers will be just fine with Rogers. Bridgewater is a decent backup QB…that’s it. If the Vikings are counting on Teddy then they are not serious about winning a championship.

  18. I can’t believe even the cheesers love Teddy as much as the Vikes fans do. I guess they are starved to have a leader who is universally respected and adored so they have to glom on to Teddy. That’s ok I guess.

  19. All this hate for Bridgewater.

    You former jv football stars sure are sour at!

    I’m rooting for the guy. Coming back from that to be one of the very best in the world at what you do is amazing and we should take a second and appreciate that before you denigrate somebody for doing things you can’t on your very best day.

  20. filthymcnasty3 says:
    September 25, 2017 at 10:56 am
    I can’t wait to watch lil Teddy back out there running around and trying to play football.
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    Any of the Vikings’ QBs wouldn’t have needed OT to smackdown the mighty Bengals.

  21. The day is coming, not far from now, when the packers will know what it’s like to not have a franchise qb. Enjoy the comfortability while it lasts, because soon you will remember what the pre-favre/Rodgers days were like.

  22. Packer fans running their mouths after needing luck and overtime to beat an Andy Dalton led Bengals.
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    To be clear, packer FANS aren’t running their mouths about anything, packer trolls are. Those are two different things. You should know about that considering you post on every packer story. I get a real kick when you, tjacks and the gang just destroy the Packers comment sections and then have the nerve to whine about our trolls doing the same.

  23. Any of the Vikings’ QBs wouldn’t have needed OT to smackdown the mighty Bengals.
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    Let’s see how well your team does when literally 30% of the starters aren’t playing. I know a lot of you guys like to ignore facts in lieu of a good troll but c’mon. 7 starters out against a brand new OC with no tape…that’s a total trap game. I’m just glad we pulled it out. Did you see our o-line?

  24. Surgeons and therapists who have worked on people with a dislocated knee like Bridgewater’s experience shows it is 18 months to get back to 80% of pre-injury performance. That would be another four months if my math is correct. Now Teddy is an athlete with resources and abilities greater than most people, but then again most people don’t have to go out on an NFL field and have 300# guys beating the hell out of them. The Vikings better be cautious with Bridgewater and hope Bradford comes back strong. They have to consider planning for neither of them to be back next year.

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