Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Vikings
|QB||MIN||Injured Reserve||2 years||23||6'2||215||@teddyb_h2o|
2016 Outlook: Do Not DraftLast updated on Sep-03-2016 by Shawn Childs
Update (9/3): Bridgewater is out for the year with a dislocated knee and a torn ACL.
After 28 starts in the NFL, Bridgewater has 17-11 record with a solid completion rate (64.9). As great as this looks, he only attempts about 30.3 passes per game while gaining 6.8 yards per pass. Last year Teddy passed for fewer than 200 yards in nine different games. He only threw more than one TD in two games. He had two games with over 300 yards passing and one four TD game. Bridgewater has a short quick stroke that reminds me a bit of QB Randall Cunningham. With limited movement, he can flick the ball 30 yards downfield with solid velocity. He is a true pocket passer that will need to add some bulk to help handle attacking pass rushers. Teddy is built to run a west coast offense with enough arm to make deep throws. He can sidestep the pass rush and even break some tackles to buy himself more time to find an open man breaking open deep. In his junior year in high school, he did rush for 658 yards on 84 carries which just shows his legs may have more value than most people think. His completion rate (68.4 in his career and 71.0 in 2013) and his interception total (four in 2013) improved in every season at college. In his career at Louisville, he passed for 9817 yards in three seasons with 72 TDs and 24 Ints. His value in the running game was limited in college (170 yards on 226 carries with 6 TDs). Bridgewater likes to study film, and he is motivated to be a better player. He is probably more advanced than most young QBs as far as reading defenses and making progression reads. His only real knock is his hands. Teddy has turned to gloves for a better grip, but his value as a QB could decline as the temperature drops below freezing and in bad weather. There also has been some concern about his location of his throws to his receivers. His receiving talent should be improved, but Teddy won't have enough chances to offer value of the long haul. The addition of Treadwell to this passing offense should be a win for Bridgewater. Teddy will be a very good game manager with a chance to throw 20+ TDs in 2016.
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