On Thursday, Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater told reporters that he believes he’ll play at some point this season.

“I definitely believe I’ll play this year,” Bridgewater said, per Tom Pelissero.

Bridgewater mentioned that he “didn’t feel rusty at all” during Wednesday’s practice and he’s confident in his knee moving forward.

“I’m very confident. I wouldn’t go out on that practice field if I wasn’t,” Bridgewater said, per Pelissero.

Bridgewater admitted that he was probably ready to practice awhile ago, but they wanted to be smart about his return.

Earlier in the week, Bridgewater received medical clearance to practice by the doctor who performed the surgery on his dislocated knee.

The Vikings have a three-week window to officially add him to their active roster.