Roughly 15-months after suffering a career threatening injury, former Louisville Cardinal Teddy Bridgewater has officially returned to the Minnesota Vikings active roster.
Case Keenum will remain the starter, but Bridgewater will serve as the back-up starting this weekend when the Vikings take on the Redskins.
Keenum has led the Vikings to a 5-2 record over his seven starts this season. The veteran quarterback was inserted into the starting role after week two when Sam Bradford went down with a knee injury.
Now that he’s been activated, Bridgewater’s final year on his rookie contract is now in place for the 2017 season. The Vikings declined to pick up the option on the 2018 season, which means if he doesn’t strike up a new deal with Minnesota after the season, he’ll become a free agent.