Sunday was full of quarterback news for the Minnesota Vikings, including news on Teddy Bridgewater.
Sam Bradford sat out of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a flare up of a knee injury. Bradford, of course, isn’t the only Minnesota Vikings quarterback that is out because of a knee injury. A Teddy Bridgewater knee injury is why Sam Bradford is on the team and is still why Bridgewater is still out. That might not be for much longer.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, it is expected that Teddy Bridgewater will be ready by midseason for the purple.
Bridgewater can’t return until Week 7 due to his current placement on the Physically Unable to Perform list, but it is still exciting that Bridgewater is reportedly close to returning to potential game action.
Honestly, Vikings fans should not want to see Bridgewater on the field this year even if they are a huge Bridgewater fan. If Bridgewater plays anything other than garbage time in a game that means the season is completely off the rails for the Vikings.
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If by Week 7, Bridgewater is playing because he is the more healthy quarterback, that probably means that Case Keenum has been the starting quarterback and the Vikings probably haven’t won many games. If Bridgewater plays because Bradford isn’t playing well, that also means the Vikings haven’t won many games.
With a team that has had so many issues over the years, this may be the most fluid quarterback situation ever for the team. Nonetheless it is an intriguing storyline.
Head coach Mike Zimmer kept saying after the game against the Steelers that Bradford is fine, but the team also implied that going into Sunday and Case Keenum ended up playing. Teams in the NFL can’t really succeed without a quarterback and right now, the Vikings are missing both of their top options.
Welcome to Vikings football, friends. We’ll see who is under center for the Vikings next on Sunday when the team takes on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at noon from U.S. Bank Stadium.