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Mike Zimmer does not rule out Teddy Bridgewater playing in 2017

Teddy Bridgewater

Could we see Teddy Bridgewater on an NFL field in 2017? The answer, according to Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, is yes.

Zimmer told FOX Sports’s Jay Glazer that the quarterback, who suffered a devastating knee injury last August, is progressing well and has a chance to play before the 2017 season is over.

“He’s rehabbing still,” Zimmer said of Bridgewater’s progress. “He’s not able to get out on the field and practice, but during OTAs, he was throwing the ball with the guys, he was moving around some. Every day gets a little bit better. He believes one hundred percent in his heart that he’s gonna overcome this.

“There’s a possibility he could get back this year.”

To be clear, it would still be quite remarkable if Bridgewater managed this, though the team has stubbornly refused to rule it out. If it happens, it likely won’t be until late in the campaign.

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