Teddy Bridgewater sees first game action since 2015
Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday made his first NFL regular season appearance since 2015.
With the Vikings leading 34-0 in the fourth quarter against the Bengals, Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer decided to give Bridgewater some reps. The quarterback received an incredible ovation.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 17, 2017
There has been talk for weeks that Case Keenum could be on a short leash with Bridgewater cleared medically, but Keenum has played outstanding and continues to win. Now that there are just two games remaining in the regular season and the Vikings are heading to the playoffs, we’ll probably only see Bridgewater in these types of situations.
Unfortunately, Bridgewater’s first pass attempt of the day was a tipped ball that was intercepted.
Bridgewater suffered a horrific knee injury in training camp prior to the 2016 season, and there were originally questions about whether he would ever play again. Although Keenum has cemented his role as the starter, Bridgewater’s story is still one of the best ones of the season.