The clock has been started on Teddy Bridgewater’s return to the field, and he might have a better chance of making an impact on the Minnesota Vikings’ season than Sam Bradford could from here on out.
Bridgewater has been medically cleared to return to practice following a devastating knee injury, and it’s not impossible to think that he could play down the stretch. In fact, the people we spoke with this week up in Minnesota — despite hedging quite a bit on both quarterbacks — hinted that Bridgewater might be better conditioned to help the team than Bradford.
Bradford’s history of knee injuries has been longer, and the chronic issue might not improve. He missed Weeks 2 through 4, returned in an ineffective performance against the Chicago Bears in Week 5 and was benched again in favor for Case Keenum midway through that game and in the Week 6 win over the Green Bay Packers.