Bridgewater Could Miss Entire 2017 NFL Season

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will likely miss the entire 2017 NFL season after tearing his ACL and suffering other structural damage in his knee in practice before the 2016 NFL season began.

Bridgewater, 24, has played in the NFL for 2 seasons, both of which with the Vikings. In his latest season, the 2015 season, he played in 16 games and completed 292 of his 447 passes (65.3% completion percentage) for 3,231 passing yards and 14 passing touchdowns with 9 interceptions. He also ran the ball 44 times for 192 rushing yards (4.4 yards per carry) and 3 rushing touchdowns.

Over his 2-year NFL career, Bridgewater has played in 29 games and has completed 551 of his 849 passes (64.9% completion percentage) for 6,150 passing yards and 28 passing touchdowns with 21 interceptions. He has also run the ball 91 times for 401 rushing yards (4.4 yards per carry) and 4 rushing touchdowns.

In addition to playing in 29 regular season games, Bridgewater also led the Vikings to an NFC North division title in the 2015 season, which resulted in a playoff berth. The Vikings went on to lose that Wild Card game at home against the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 10-9 after Vikings’ kicker Blair Walsh missed what would have been the go-ahead field goal with under a minute to play.

As of now, it would appear that quarterback Sam Bradford will continue in his role as the Vikings’ starting quarterback for the 2017 season. This past season, he did well in that role, completing 395 of his 552 passes (NFL record 71.6% completion percentage) for 3,877 passing yards and 20 passing touchdowns with 5 interceptions. He also ran the ball 20 times for 53 rushing yards.

 

-Asher Fair

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