Teddy Bridgewater recovery update-- Thu Feb 23 2:00 pm --
Still working to get his knee back to “functional”
Though it’s still unclear when Teddy Bridgewater will return, his diagnosis doesn’t sound promising. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman discussed Bridgewater’s recovery on Thursday, saying he hasn’t done any football activities yet and is still working to get his knee back to “functional.”(Fox Sports)
FF Today's Take:It's not a good sign that Bridgewater has yet to do anything football related and points to Sam Bradford being the Vikings starting quarterback in 2017. The Vikings gave up a first round pick for Bradford back in September. Bradford ranked 24th in fantasy points per game among qualified quarterbacks in 2016.
Sam Bradford to remain starter next season?-- Wed Jan 4 10:54 am --
Teddy Bridgewater recovering from dislocated knee, torn ACL
Should Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater not be able to play in 2017, Sam Bradford will be the team's starting quarterback.
Head coach Mike Zimmer wanted to make that clear on Tuesday. "I think Sam has played great this year, No. 1," Zimmer said, via Twincities.com. "I think he's earned the right to be the starting quarterback, and right now all I'm worried about is Teddy getting better ... Sam has done remarkable, the things he's done this year with all the things that he's had to do."(NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:The Vikings have been happy with Sam Bradford and knowing he is under contract for 2017 will allow them to be patient with Teddy Bridgewater's recovery from knee surgery. Dynasty league owners should take note as Bridgewater's availability for the start of the 2017 campaign appears to be in question.