Teddy Bridgewater RUMORS & NEWS

  • Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater vows to take 'extra step' in 2016

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made it onto national television this season when he wasn't even playing. Bridgewater was featured in a commercial for Pepsi in which he steps out of a TV screen and into a Buffalo Wild Wings. Whether Bridgewater has any more ads coming out, he said Monday..." January 12

  • Irvin aims to ‘rattle’ Bridgewater again

    Tacoma News Tribune "Bruce Irvin wants to make Teddy Bridgewater scared again. The Seahawks’ outside linebacker considers the Minnesota Vikings quarterback a “really good friend” from his college days at West Virginia when Bridgewater was at Louisville. Irvin has Bridgewater’s purple Vikings game jersey hanging in..." January 08

  • With Teddy Bridgewater playing his best, Vikings can do playoff damage

    ESPN "There's a very good chance the Minnesota Vikings will head into a playoff game next month with Teddy Bridgewater as their starting quarterback. Their postseason ticket could be secured by the time they take the field on Sunday night against the New York Giants. And just in time for the postseason,..." December 21

  • Teddy Bridgewater will play week after sustaining concussion

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who sustained a concussion Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, has been cleared and is ready to play against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, according to a league source. Bridgewater was a full participant in practice Friday, and though he still..." November 15

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    Mike Zimmer said that Teddy Bridgewater is "progressing nicely." Still in the concussion protocol.

  • Vikings Expect Bridgewater to Be Ready Sunday Despite Concussion

    Black Sports Online "The Vikings have to be one of the biggest shocker of the season so far for me. I knew the return of Adrian Peterson would help young stud Teddy Bridgewater out a lot but I didn’t expect them to be sitting at 6-2 and undefeated against division opponents headed into week 10. Bridgewater was..." November 10

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    .@NFL is reviewing the Lamarcus Joyner hit on #Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater, who is feeling much better and heading into the facility.

  • Zimmer: Bridgewater 'should be good to go' for Sunday

    NFL.com "The Vikings expect to have Teddy Bridgewater back in a hurry. Coach Mike Zimmer told reporters on Monday that the second-year quarterback "passed his first test" after suffering a concussion in Sunday's 21-18 win over the St. Louis Rams. "He should be good to go, I think," Zimmer said of..." November 09

  • Bridgewater leaves game, being evaluated for concussion

    NFL.com "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater left early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams and went to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion, the team announced. " November 08

  • Teddy Bridgewater Sets Lofty Goal For Completion Percentage

    Daily Norseman "Over the last five games of the 2014 season, Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was completing passes at a 72% clip, the best in the NFL over that stretch. As he prepares for his second National Football League season, Bridgewater thinks he can keep a pace that torrid for an entire..." August 25

  • Vikings ‘raving’ about Teddy Bridgewater

    Larry Brown Sports "It has been just over a year since the Minnesota Vikings drafted former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick in the NFL Draft, and the team is already extremely excited about its investment. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Vikings have been “raving” about..." August 12

  • Teddy Bridgewater sets bar for NFL's sophomore quarterbacks

    Sporting News "Adjusting to the speed of the game, changing schemes, developing chemistry with new receivers and offensive linemen, finding your place in the limelight ... playing quarterback as an NFL rookie is a brutal task, but the 2014 class did surprisingly well. Teddy Bridgewater was the most..." August 09

  • Teddy Bridgewater: Vikings 'not as good as what we think'

    CBS Sports "Despite losing more games than they won last season, the Minnesota Vikings are considered by many to be a playoff sleeper in 2015. Those predictions are often centered around quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who struggled at times in the first half of his rookie season, but ended up emerging in the..." July 06

  • Bridgewater gaining firm grasp of offense, assuming leadership role

    Fox Sports North "The changes in Teddy Bridgewater were immediately apparent as he went through organized team activities as the Minnesota Vikings' No. 1 quarterback, differences that were reflected in his communication with the team and taking on more of a leadership role. His understanding of the offense in..." June 17

  • Even with Adrian Peterson back,Teddy Bridgewater says it’s too early to talk about Vikings being a contender

    Twin Cities "Now that Adrian Peterson is back, there’s plenty of hype about how good the Vikings could be. With the star running back returning after missing 15 games last season because of a child-abuse incident and joining quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, wide receiver Mike Wallace and others on offense,..." June 03

  • Bridgewater gaining comfort as Vikings' starting QB

    Fox Sports North "When Mike Wallace discovered he was being traded to the Minnesota Vikings, one of the first thoughts for Minnesota's new receiver was an offense being built around rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Wallace said he saw the way Bridgewater developed at the end of last season, such as when..." May 28

  • Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater eyes NFL career like Brett Favre's

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Teddy Bridgewater hopes to have an NFL career similar to the one Brett Favre had. The Vikings quarterback also would prefer not to be a celebrity. Something's got to give. For an interview to commemorate his 2014 Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award, the Pioneer Press was invited to submit three..." May 21

  • Vikings' Bridgewater beats Giants' Beckham for rookie honor

    Sporting News "Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. may have come up with the catch of the century greatest catch of all time, but he wasn’t able to snag at least one postseason award. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year on Friday ahead of Beckham and three other..." January 31

  • Teddy Bridgewater didn't want to play for Browns in part because he knew not everyone was on board, source says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who's up for Pepsi Rookie of the Year, didn't want to play for the Browns in part because he knew that not everyone in the organization was on board with drafting him, a league source told Northeast Ohio Media Group. Bridgewater, who made the rounds at..." January 31

  • Vikings' Zimmer on Bridgewater: 'This is his team now'

    Covers.com "Resiliency has become rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's greatest asset. In his 10th start Sunday, Bridgewater posted the fourth victory in which he has led the Vikings from behind in the fourth quarter or overtime. His 87-yard touchdown pass to Jarius Wright beat the Jets 30-24 in overtime..." December 08

  • Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater takes long-term approach to his career

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Teddy Bridgewater isn't just concerned about playing in Sunday's game against Detroit. He's already thinking about 2024. The Vikings drafted Bridgewater in May to be their quarterback of the future. He would be happy to accommodate them. "I want to be at this position and I want to be the..." October 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Vikings will start QB Christian Ponder tonight vs #Packers, source says. Teddy Bridgewater will be inactive

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    .@AdamSchefter reporting this morning that signs point to Teddy Bridgewater not playing tonight.

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Bridgewater: It feels pretty good. I'm making progress each day.

  • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer optimistic about Teddy Bridgewater playing Thursday

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday he’s “hopeful” rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will play Thursday at Green Bay. Bridgewater suffered a sprained left ankle early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 41-28 win over Atlanta. Zimmer said an MRI taken Sunday night came back “clean” and..." September 29

  • Teddy Bridgewater gets busy being 'the guy'

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "It's been a whirlwind lately for Teddy Bridgewater. Yet he was able to pause early this week to realize how far he has come. The Vikings' rookie quarterback will make his first NFL start Sunday against Atlanta at TCF Bank Stadium. It comes after veteran Matt Cassel broke his left foot last week..." September 25

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Vikings players were informed this morning that Matt Cassel will be the starting QB in Minnesota over Teddy Bridgewater

  • Bridgewater using video games to study

    ESPN "Once the Minnesota Vikings' minicamp concluded last week, it meant rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wouldn't have a team to practice with until the start of training camp on July 25. But Bridgewater still has a method for studying the Vikings' offense. Bridgewater said last week he's..." June 28

  • Teddy Bridgewater: Cleveland 'not the place' for me

    NFL.com "No matter how Johnny Manziel ultimately wound up on Cleveland's card, Teddy Bridgewater insists he's just glad it wasn't his name called by the Browns at No. 22. "I actually told my agent that that's not the place I want to be," Bridgewater told "The Dan Patrick Show" on Tuesday after the..." May 13

  • Former coach strongly defends Bridgewater

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There aren’t many who know Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as well as new Texas coach Charlie Strong, who coached Bridgewater at Louisville during his three years there. And he was appalled by some of the remarks made about his former quarterback during the draft process. “It was just..." May 10

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Bridgewater told me he wants to get his weight in the 225 range. He's moving to Minneapolis ... Now. Having his stuff shipped. Going to work

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    bob holtzman @BobHoltzmanESPN

    Vikings thrilled to get Bridgewater but confirmed that Manziel WAS their #1 qb and they did try to go up and get him

  • Vikings make two deals, draft Barr and Bridgewater

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Rick Spielman did it again. When the rest of the NFL was packing up their things at Radio City Music Hall with the Seahawks on the clock for the final pick of the first round, the Vikings general manager continued his now-annual tradition of trading back into the first round for another top..." May 09

  • Report: Teddy Bridgewater has a fan in Browns GM

    NFL.com "Early in the week, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport warned us not to be surprised if the Cleveland Browns select Teddy Bridgewater with the second of their two first-round picks at No. 26 overall. Browns scouts are high on the Louisville quarterback's skills, per Rapoport. That affinity for..." May 07

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    darren rovell @darrenrovell

    Nike has signed quarterbacks Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Derek Carr & Teddy Bridgewater.

  • Browns GM Ray Farmer enamored with Teddy Bridgewater, will strongly consider him at No. 26

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns general manager Ray Farmer is enamored with former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and will strongly consider him at No. 26, league sources have told cleveland.com. The sources said Farmer has had a fascination with Bridgewater since last fall, and would like to land him at No...." May 07

  • Patriots could hold key to Teddy Bridgewater’s future

    USA Today "Bridgewater is still a talented quarterback , but it appears teams are concerned by his slight frame, small hands and inaccuracy on deep passes. On film, though, he remains the most polished of the available prospects. After an initial binge on QBs, he figures to become highly sought..." May 06

  • Teddy Bridgewater to his critics: 'Put on the game tape'

    CBS Sports "There used to be a time (like, say, two months ago) when a pro day didn't mean nearly as much as game tape. The logic: running around in shorts and T-shirts during a scripted passing session didn't really compare to actual games. That all changed once Teddy Bridgewater short-hopped his way..." May 04

  • Could Bridgewater's dropping stock benefit Texans?

    Fox Sports Southwest "The NFL Draft is just over a week away, and the Houston Texans have yet to tip their hand on which player they will take with the No. 1 overall pick, that is if they don't trade it, as some reports have speculated. What we do know is that the Texans will take a quarterback, according to head..." May 01

  • Mike Mayock: I wouldn’t use a first-round pick on Teddy Bridgewater

    NFL.com "Teddy Bridgewater was once the quarterback who could do no wrong as the top quarterback prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft. It seems that ever since his pro day, however, he seemingly can't do anything right. Bridgewater has seen his stock drop significantly over the past two months, sliding behind..." April 26

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

  • Jaguars doing more homework, working Bridgewater out

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars have already had Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in for a visit. Now, they want to see a little more. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Bridgewater will have a second meeting and workout tomorrow with the Jaguars. This comes right as reports are building that..." April 18

  • Talk now is that QB Teddy Bridgewater could fall to 2nd round

    CBS Sports "As a junior at Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,970 yards, 31 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Back in January, he was widely considered the the best draft-eligible quarterback, and maybe even the best draft-eligble player. Now, after a disappointing pro day..." April 17

  • Teddy Bridgewater's actual play compared to Willie Beaman

    USA Today "In today’s sign that the lead-up to the NFL draft lasts far, far too long, Matt Morris, the lead NFL draft analyst for Bleacher Report, shared a comparison of top quarterback prospect Teddy Bridgewater to Willie Beamen, the Jamie Foxx character from Oliver Stone’s football movie Any Given..." April 15

  • Bridgewater’s agent responds to report of “shaky” workouts

    Pro Football Talk "The glove-free Pro Day workout from former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater placed extra pressure on him for any and all private workouts with teams. But since private workouts are (duh) private, there’s no way for anyone to scrutinize the things Bridgewater may be doing when throwing for..." April 12

  • Bridgewater struggling in private workouts

    Pro Football Talk "Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater disappointed the NFL scouts, coaches and executives in attendance with a shaky performance at his Pro Day workout. Fortunately for Bridgewater, there are lots of private workouts between Pro Day and the draft, giving him lots of opportunities to..." April 12

  • Manziel, Bridgewater, Garoppolo, Carr visiting Jaguars

    CBS Sports "It's a big day for quarterbacks in Jacksonville on Wednesday, as a quartet of higher-ranked signal callers will reportedly make their visit with the Jaguars. According to ESPN and the NFL Network, the Jags will host Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, Fresno State's..." April 08

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Mike Mayock on Teddy Bridgewater at Louisville Pro Day: "Most QBs have good Pro Days. Today, I thought it was very average at best."

  • Bridgewater ready for next step

    Fox Sports Ohio "Early in the 2013 college football season, there were some slogans being thrown around in Cleveland. "Tank for Teddy" was one that comes to mind. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater was the clear-cut top quarterback prospect by many experts, including ESPN Draft Analyst Mel Kiper, Jr., but as the..." February 26

  • Bridgewater ready for next step

    Fox Sports Ohio "Early in the 2013 college football season, there were some slogans being thrown around in Cleveland. "Tank for Teddy" was one that comes to mind. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater was the clear-cut top quarterback prospect by many experts, including ESPN Draft Analyst Mel Kiper, Jr., but as the..." February 26