NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that former Cardinal and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater expects to be healthy enough to get activated from the physically unable to perform list by midseason.
Bridgewater’s future in Minnesota had been in question for multiple reasons. Not only did the Vikings decide not to pick up the fourth year of his rookie contract due to his injury, but quarterback Sam Bradford had played really well for the Vikings after being traded to the team.
In week one Bradford picked up where he left off in 2016. The veteran QB threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns on 27-of-32 passing. Unfortunately for the Vikings, they were without Bradford in week two against Pittsburgh Steelers, due to a knee injury.
At this time, it doesn’t appear that Bradford’s injury is too serious. However, if the injury lingers and Bradford misses games later on in the year, Bridgewater could end up getting some snaps this year for the Vikings.
I’d still say Teddy’s long-term future in the NFL will be with another team, which may not necessarily be a bad thing. There are a lot of teams around the league that could use a reliable QB like Bridgewater.