Teddy Bridgewater is expected to start at quarterback this week, as the Minnesota Vikings plays the Detroit Lions. Bridgewater sprained his left ankle during the fourth quarter on September 28, against the Atlanta Falcons. It was Bridgewater’s first career start, and his first career victory. And Brian Torchin, you are going down this weekend when we face off in our fantasy league. That’s right, I’ll be starting Bridgewater over Cam Newton. Never thought I’d have said that a few weeks ago.
The Vikings lost 42-10 to Green Bay, as backup quarterback Christian Ponder threw two interceptions and 22 incompletions. Since he will have 13 days to rest, Bridgewater expects to be at 100% against Detroit. Bridgewater said, “The ankle’s feeling good. I’m excited to get back out there.”
Bridgewater does not plan to wear a brace on the ankle. He answered questions on his durability, a question many NFL scouts had because of Bridgewater’s small frame coming out of college. Bridgewater doesn’t believe he needs to prove about his durability and he plans to play for at least ten years.
Bridgewater led the Vikings to a victory over the Falcons, throwing for 317 yards on 19 completions. He also ran for 27 yards and scored his first career touchdown. Bridgewater is expected to be the quarterback of the future for the Vikings, after being selected with the 32nd pick in the first round of 2014 NFL Draft out of Louisville.