Teddy Bridgewater hasn’t been in uniform since the 2016 preseason as he’s been recovering from a severe knee injury. The FOX cameras caught an emotional Bridgewater following the national anthem on Sunday.
What a moment.
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Following the game, Bridgewater talked to reporters about his pre-game experience saying, “It was a great moment for my life, my personal life, but an even better moment for this team. We got out there, we competed and we won a game we needed to win on the road.”
The Vikings’ quarterback was asked when he might return under center.
“I approach each day with the mindset that I’m going to get better, whether it’s being a better teammate or with my health, studying the game, things like that,” Bridgewater said. “I have the mindset that, if I play, I play, I’m going to give it my all, won’t hold anything back. But right now I’m cherishing this moment.”
While Mike Zimmer said he has a plan for the QB situation, it’s possible Case Keenum will remain at the helm if he continues to win. Keenum threw for 304 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in the Vikings’ 38-30 victory.
“Case, he’s awesome,” Bridgewater said. “He’s a great human being, a God-fearing man. I knew from Day 1, my spirit could sense that he’s a good man. My spirit never lies. Case is a guy that puts in so much time around the facility, he has so much positive energy coming from him. It’s contagious.”