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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:44:50 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will take over as the team's starting quarterback in Week 4 after QB Matt Cassel (foot) suffered fractured bones in his foot in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater is an intriguing option in FantasyScore for Week 4, as he could come with a very reasonable price tag. For those in standard fantasy formats, he is a less attractive option unless your league requires two starting signal callers.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:22:02 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder had a solid training camp and likely saved his job with significant work and production in the preseason finale. He might have some value if the team is not ready to put QB Teddy Bridgewater onto the field and they need someone to fill in for QB Matt Cassel.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:07:27 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will likely start the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:52:30 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was named the team's starting quarterback over QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Fantasy Tip: Cassel has very little fantasy value as a low-end QB2.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:32:02 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings are not ready to name QB Matt Cassel as their starting quarterback at this point, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Fantasy Tip: Cassel is being challenged by Teddy Bridgewater for the starting job, but neither should be selected in fantasy drafts. The winner of the competition could be a waiver wire addition during the season.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:33:32 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is entrenched as the No. 2 quarterback, and the team is confident with him there. QB Christian Ponder could be traded if he performs well enough.
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater is likely to sit behind Matt Cassel for a while and doesn't have much value in single-year leagues.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:00:31 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater tossed three interceptions and had two more passes that were almost picked off in practice Monday, Aug. 11. Head coach Mike Zimmer plans to talk with the other coaches to determine how they'll use their quarterbacks in the second preseason game. QB Matt Cassel will start the game after playing just the first series in the first preseason game. Bridgewater played around two quarters and was 6-for-13 with 49 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater's mediocre preseason debut and his struggles in practice have held in check much of the optimism that the Vikings have had for Bridgewater in training camp. It reminds all of those over zealous drafters that Bridgewater is still a rookie, and this is definitely Cassel's job to lose.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:38:06 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will start the second game of the preseason over QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Fantasy Tip: Both QBs are low-end QB2s.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:31:59 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater completed six of his 13 pass attempts for 49 yards in his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 8, against the Oakland Raiders. He did not throw any touchdown passes, nor did he toss any interceptions. The rookie out of Louisville was also sacked twice.
Fantasy Tip: Matt Cassel was efficient in leading the first-team offense down the field on the first drive for a touchdown, so Bridgewater might have a while to go before unseating the veteran for the starting job.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:12:04 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will receive some snaps with the first-team offense during the first preseason game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:17:38 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater needs to get rid of the football quicker, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offensive scheme emphasizes a quick release.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:43:49 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater saw reps with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, July 30. According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, QB Matt Cassel appears to lead the race for the starting quarterback job, but Bridgewater has closed the gap.
Fantasy Tip: The starting QB job in Minneapolis will be a heated battle through training camp and the preseason. The winner of the battle might emerge as a useful QB2 in most fantasy leagues, especially if WR Cordarrelle Patterson is everything as advertised this season.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:09:54 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will receive playing time with the starting offense during preseason games, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. The team will need that information to decide who will be the starting quarterback for Week 1.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:12:46 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder have been evenly splitting reps during the early part of training camp, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner will split the reps two ways after the team's upcoming off day.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Cassel is the leading candidate for the starting job at this point but all three are still options for the job. Cassel likely would be a desperation matchup play if he wins the starting job. Bridgewater and Ponder likely would not have much fantasy value even if they win the job.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:17:34 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel saw a majority of the snaps during spring workouts, but QB Christian Ponder has a chance to start, and head coach Mike Zimmer claims it will be a fair competition. "Actually, I think Christian has done a very good job in the time that we've had him and how much he has improved in that amount of time," Zimmer said. "We're going to give everyone a fair shot, and preseason games will help determine it. We want someone who is going to take care of the football, lead the team in the right direction and when called upon be able to win football games."
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:06:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been very happy with QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder heading up to training camp. "We've got a really, really good group," he said, explaining that it won't be hard to parcel out snaps in the apparent three-headed battle. Cassel is expected to be the starter, but Turner has praised Bridgewater for his arm strength and quick learning.
Fantasy Tip: Turner's vertical passing scheme is usually good news for his quarterbacks. However, the vet Cassel is unlikely to be a difference-maker for your fantasy squad as anything more than a midrange QB2. Bridgewater is expected to eventually take this job.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:27:12 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater clarified his comments that he did not want to get drafted by the Cleveland Browns. "I think it was misinterpreted," he said. "What I was saying was I had a strong feeling about the Minnesota Vikings. I was able to meet with them five or six times in the pre-draft visits. I just had a pretty solid feeling about the Minnesota Vikings, but, you know, I try to put the pre-draft stuff behind and try to just focus on my career with the Minnesota Vikings."
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:26:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater's deep throws have been "outstanding," according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Bridgewater's deep-ball accuracy was a concern heading into the NFL Draft, but Turner said Bridgewater "can make all the throws he needs to make."
Fantasy Tip: This is promising news for the rookie quarterback, but he's still a benchwarmer on fantasy squads, as he may not even win the starting quarterback job.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:32:09 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings' quarterback competition this offseason is a wide open battle between QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will plan on having all three passers see enough snaps in mandatory minicamp to make sure that they all have a "legitimate opportunity" to win the starting job in training camp next month. Zimmer won't rush into a decision, and he made it clear that Cassel won't enter camp as the presumptive starter. Both Cassel and Bridgewater had more snaps than Ponder during organized team activities, and both looked sharper than Ponder.
Fantasy Tip: If the Vikings play it safe, Cassel should be expected to enter Week 1 as the starter. However, Bridgewater is completely capable of winning the starting job, and he'd probably have the most upside immediately of the rookie passers in the league if he's starting. Whoever starts in Minny, though, is a shaky backup QB for your fantasy squad.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:47:44 -0700
According to a report, each of the last five first-round quarterbacks started Week 1 of their rookie campaigns, the longest streak since the AFL-NFL merger. QBs Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater were all first-round draft picks this year. The report also stated that 49 percent of first-round QBs started within their team's first five games.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:14:41 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said he'd be fine with serving in a backup role in his rookie season. Bridgewater missed only three passes all day during organized team activities Thursday, June 5, and marched the team down the field during the two-minute drill. He had some first-team snaps Thursday, but QB Matt Cassel had the majority of the starting repetitions and is expected to enter training camp as the No. 1 quarterback. "Right now, I'm just learning from Matt." Bridgewater said. "He's a veteran right now, and I notice the things that he's doing when he's in the huddle. I'm taking notes from him and Christian also. Those guys have had past success."
Fantasy Tip: The Vikes have no reason to rush Bridgewater into the starting role with Cassel around. We fully expect Cassel to be the starter in Week 1, but Bridgewater has a decent chance of unseating him at some point if Cassel doesn't get the job done.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:25:56 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was as sharp as he has been in practice to this point Thursday, June 5.
Sun, 25 May 2014 12:04:20 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder will all get an opportunity to work with the first-teamers this offseason but the team would like to enter training camp with an established depth chart.
Tue, 20 May 2014 09:05:18 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater's four-year rookie deal is expected to pay him $6.85 million. His deal will also include a fifth-year option.
Tue, 20 May 2014 08:40:25 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings reportedly signed QB Teddy Bridgewater to his rookie deal Tuesday, May 20. Per NFL rules, all rookie deals are for four years in length. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Mon, 19 May 2014 09:53:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said QB Teddy Bridgewater is currently third on the depth chart behind QBs Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder, but the rookie will see first-team repetitions during organized team activities starting May 28. "(Bridgewater) is throwing the ball good," Zimmer said. "I think he's got a good presence, a good command of the way he's taking things. It was good for him to be out here with the veteran quarterbacks a little bit last week for a few days."
Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater has a long way to go if he's to win the starting job for Week 1 of the regular season, but it's entirely possible given the admiration the coaching staff has for him. Heading into his rookie season, though, consider Bridgewater nothing more than a QB3.
Sun, 18 May 2014 17:03:53 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said QB Teddy Bridgewater will receive snaps with the first-team offense during organized team activities.
Wed, 14 May 2014 11:02:57 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater, who started wearing a glove on his throwing hand because of cold weather, said that playing outside at the Vikings' temporary home, TCF Bank Stadium, won't be a big adjustment. Bridgewater added that he will never take the glove off again.
Tue, 13 May 2014 10:03:11 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said he was not interested in being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, even if there was a chance that could happen. "There was a chance, but I actually told my agent that's not the place where I wanted to be. Throughout this entire process I felt comfortable with the Minnesota Vikings. Every visit that I had with the team, you know, there was a family environment and the players, great guys. A great group of guys. So I felt comfortable wanting to play here."
Mon, 12 May 2014 13:00:09 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine denied a report that said the team originally had Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater's name on their draft card but changed it to QB Johnny Manziel in the last 10 seconds. Pettine said the team considered selecting Manziel if they would have kept the fourth overall pick.
Sun, 11 May 2014 14:50:25 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings are open to starting QB Teddy Bridgewater as a rookie.
Fri, 09 May 2014 10:08:41 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings said his teammates are excited about QB Teddy Bridgewater. Jennings said he personally has heard good things about Bridgewater.
Fri, 09 May 2014 09:21:13 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was the best quarterback in this year's draft class at handling QB pressure. He completed 53.5 percent of his passes under duress last year at Louisville, and he hit 70.1 percent of his passes against pass rushes of five or more players. General manager Rick Spielman said the flaws that Bridgewater showed at his original pro day were corrected when offensive coordinator Norv Turner got to work with him during a private workout.
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown if the Vikings plan on starting Bridgewater right out of the gates. We would at least expect there to be some competition in training camp between Bridgewater and Matt Cassel.
Thu, 08 May 2014 23:46:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that the Vikings showed the most interest in him before the NFL Draft.
Thu, 08 May 2014 21:52:03 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (heart) has been diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat but does not think it will be an issue in the future.
Thu, 08 May 2014 20:39:39 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings selected Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: Pro Day struggles aside, Bridgewater has a fine make-up for an NFL QB. Norv Turner could be very good for him. He may not start immediately, so 2014 drafters probably shouldn't bother unless they need to draft a third slinger or he stands out in the offseason. But for the long term, he could be the best QB in the class, if for his poise alone, but also because of Minny's improving supporting cast.
Thu, 08 May 2014 14:25:14 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings like the idea of adding Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater in the NFL Draft, but probably not with their first-round pick at eighth overall, in the opinion of NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Thu, 08 May 2014 12:58:56 -0700
It's believed that one team is discussing trading up into the first round to select Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater before the Cleveland Browns have a chance to take him.
Wed, 07 May 2014 20:54:54 -0700
The Cleveland Browns spent $100,000 on an expensive and thorough analytics of the 2014 NFL quarterbacks class, and ultimately it pointed to Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater having the best success of the group of this year's quarterbacks.
Wed, 07 May 2014 09:02:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer is enamored with Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater and will strongly consider selecting him with the 26th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The team has looked into trading up in the first round in order to select Bridgewater.
Tue, 06 May 2014 10:36:31 -0700
The Cleveland Browns could look to draft Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater with their second first-round pick (26th overall) if they pass on a quarterback with the fourth overall selection.
Tue, 06 May 2014 00:15:15 -0700
Despite his struggles on Pro Day, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is still being looked at as an option by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "We try not to let the pro day dictate whether a player gets massaged up the board or not,'' general manager Jason Licht said. "For us, opinions only change if Lovie (Smith, the head coach) and I haven't really had a chance to see a lot out of the player earlier."
Sat, 03 May 2014 06:34:07 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals are discussing Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater as a fallback option. The Bengals could be a "surprise QB" team at the NFL Draft.
Thu, 01 May 2014 15:28:34 -0700
NFL media analyst Mike Mayock said would be surprised if Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is selected in the first round of this year's NFL Draft. Mayock has Central Florida QB Blake Bortles, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and Fresno State QB Derek Carr all ranked ahead of Bridgewater. Mayock was disturbed by Bridgewater's poor pro day showing, and he doesn't feel like the quarterback has the 'it' factor.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 06:23:01 -0700
Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater added $5 million on top of his already-purchased $10 million total disability injury policy and supplemented it with $5 million in loss-of-value insurance. He collects the claim if he doesn't get selected in the first round of the NFL Draft for injury or illness.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:27:32 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are meeting with Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater Monday, April 21.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:04:32 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings met with Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater, Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage, North Carolina QB Bryn Renner and Ball State QB Keith Wenning this week.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:20:51 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars have scheduled a second visit and workout with Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:20:14 -0700
The Houston Texans will meet with Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater next week.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:18:39 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings visited with Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater Monday, April 14, and he remains with the team Tuesday, April 15. He also worked out for the team over the weekend.