Minnesota Vikings to place Teddy Bridgewater on PUP

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28: Teddy Bridgewater (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28: Teddy Bridgewater (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

The Teddy Bridgewater dream will have to wait for at least a few games into the 2017 season for the Minnesota Vikings.

It’s been only a few days over a year since Teddy Bridgewater went down with one of the scariest injuries. In the days following the injury, it wasn’t known if Bridgewater would ever be able to get on a football field again. It looks like Bridgewater will get back in an NFL game, but not for at least a few weeks with the Minnesota Vikings.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the purple will put Bridgewater on the Physically Unable to Perform list, affectionately known as the PUP. The placement on the PUP knocks out Bridgewater for at least the first six weeks of the upcoming season.

The important thing to remember is that the Vikings are not ruling out Bridgewater to play this season which is a huge step forward. Granted, if Sam Bradford manages to play well, the Vikings might not throw Bridgewater on the field. Either way, this opens up an interesting door to the Vikings quarterback future.

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Bradford’s contract is up after this season and Bridgewater will still be under contract for next season. The options are wide open for the Vikings going forward. The Vikings could always go try and strike again the draft, but that’s always a crapshoot of sorts. I type that while watching highly touted Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen throw two ugly interceptions against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Vikings have been a location for stopgap quarterbacks for years and this year will be huge to see if that continues the trend. Will Bradford just be the latest in the long line of two year starter for the Vikings? Will Bridgewater come back and reclaim his QB crown? We’ll soon find out.

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The Vikings kick off the regular season in a Monday Night Football contest against the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings first game of the year can be seen on ESPN on September 11.