MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings will likely not pick up their recovering quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option coming up this May, according to a report from ESPN.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the team has until May 2 to pick up the option, but it appears they are unwilling to guarantee his 2018 salary, which is north of $11 million.READ MORE: Dog Found Dead Inside Stolen SUV In St. Paul
Bridgewater missed the entire 2016 season after suffering a major knee injury during practice on Aug. 29, 2016. He had surgery on a torn ACL soon after.READ MORE: CDC Recommends Masks For All In K-12 Schools, Regardless Of Vaccination Status
In late-March, the quarterback posted a video to social media showing him dropping back and throwing with “spring cleaning” text captioning the video.MORE NEWS: Terrance Franklin Killing: BCA Says It Won't Investigate Deadly 2013 Minneapolis Police Shooting
While it’s unlikely he’ll be ready for the 2017 season, Vikings officials have said they expect Bridgewater to make a full recovery and play again.