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Zimmer: We don’t know when Teddy will be back

On January 15, 2017 at 11:34 am EST

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

While appearing on ESPN, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he does not know when his quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will return. During training camp, Bridgewater suffered a devastating knee injury.

That forced the team to acquire a quarterback, which they did when they sent a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018 to the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam Bradford. With Bradford, the team went 8-8.

Teddy Bridgewater (Getty Images)

Teddy Bridgewater (Getty Images)

“I don’t know when Teddy will be back,” Zimmer said.

Bridgewater suffered a torn ACL along with a dislocated knee. They will have Bradford for one-more-year, as he signed a two-year, $22 million deal with the Eagles before being traded.

Even though Bridgewater is injured, the team is expected to exercise his fifth-year option.

The 24-year-old had a career-high 3,231 passing yards during the 2015 season. He had 14 touchdown passes and nine interceptions.

He also rushed for a 192 yards and three additional touchdowns.

The 29-year-old Bradford “earned the right to be the starting quarterback,” Zimmer said in early Jan. He’s set to make $18 million in the final year of his deal, but the team could work out an extension that would lessen the hit against the salary cap.

In 15 games with the Vikings, he had 3,877 passing yards, including two 300-yard passing games. He had 20 touchdown passes and five interceptions.

Bradford also had 53 rushing yards.

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