We all know just what type of player Teddy Bridgewater is and now the state of Minnesota is finding that out as well. In a recent twincities.com article Viking’s coach Mike Zimmer and fellow teammates had many great things to say about the former Louisville Cardinal.
“Since I’ve been here, he’s been persistent,” said tackle Antonio Richardson, an undrafted free-agent signee. “He grabs us, the O-line, and says, ‘Let’s go out on the turf before we go eat lunch and run some plays,’ and every time I go to the locker room, he’s in his playbook. So that’s a true testament to what type of player he will be in the future.”
“I really like him,” Zimmer said. “He’s a really nice kid. He’s catching on. I like how hard he’s been studying and working, and how good he wants to be.”
Zimmer also had some high praise about Bridgewater in this ESPN.com article.
Several Vikings coaches, including Zimmer, also have been impressed with Bridgewater’s mental preparation and his ability to quickly learn the team’s offensive terminology.
“It’s not like, ‘Hey, I’m throwing an out now,’ ” Zimmer said. “He would say the whole formation, the whole play, what it’s on and go from there, just repeat it as he goes. That was impressive.”
Whether its game 1 or later, all accounts point to Teddy running out of the tunnel the starting QB for the Minnesota Vikings at some point this season.