It may not have been the season Vikings fans were looking, for but there is reason for hope and optimism. Especially when looking at the quarterback position. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been named the 2014 Rookie of the Year!
A plea hearing will be held in Mankato Wednesday for former Gophers quarterback Phillip Nelson. It comes after he decided to plead guilty to fifth-degree assault for his part in a fight that nearly killed former MSU-Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad.
Like Teddy Bridgewater, the Minnesota Gophers’ staff carefully monitors the progress of its quarterback — Mitch Leidner. He heads to the Citrus Bowl, ready to take another step. Leidner has grown in the fall of 2014, making strides at a position where you better be good.
On Monday, for the first time, Isaac Kolstad shared his own story with WCCO.
Ndamukong Suh is active for Detroit’s game against Minnesota on Sunday after missing practice time with an illness.
Though the playoff chase has eluded the Minnesota Vikings yet again this year, these final four games still serve an important purpose. As soon as rookie Teddy Bridgewater took over at quarterback, his development was always going to be as much of a priority as winning itself.
Last month we shared a story about a grieving Minnesota family who received a special gift from a Vikings player. The Robbins family lost their wife and mom, Maggie, in a car crash in early October.
Minnesota is built around a power running attack, with sound defense and special teams to back it up. The Gophers were even good enough one afternoon last month to beat San Jose State by three scores while completing only one pass. Mitch Leidner missed that game with injuries, and since he’s returned there have been signs that, yes, this team can throw the ball.
The Minnesota Vikings offensive line is under siege these days, both from opposing defensive fronts and hyper-critical fans who expect them to do a better job of protecting rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Teddy Bridgewater wants to win, of course, a given when it comes to any NFL player’s public commentary. The other stated goal this week? To make that absence from the field a one-game blip. Bridgewater said Wednesday he feels 100 percent healthy after spraining his left ankle in the fourth quarter of his first NFL start, Sept. 28 against Atlanta. The Minnesota Vikings held their rookie quarterback out last week at Green Bay with only three days for him to heal.
The problems for the Minnesota Vikings with Christian Ponder at quarterback were obvious from the start. Their list of missing players on offense has grown long and increasingly conspicuous. Playing their primary rival on the road in the rain at night with only three days to rest and prepare was already an uphill climb.
He played quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers and, no, it’s not Brett Favre. It’s Todd Bouman and he’s still in football — as a Minnesota high school coach.
Looks like Teddy Time will have to wait. Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is out for Thursday night’s game against the Packers in Green Bay, Wis., according to the team.
With Matt Cassel out for the season and Teddy Bridgewater’s status still uncertain for Thursday night’s game, the Minnesota Vikings signed another quarterback to the active roster. On Thursday afternoon, the team announced that two-year veteran Chandler Harnish was signed to the active roster from the practice squad. Wide receiver Rodney Smith was released to make room for Harnish.
The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as questionable for their game at Green Bay. The final injury report of the week was released Wednesday, as the Vikings prepared to travel east for their primetime game against the rival Packers Thursday.