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Mike Zimmer ‘more optimistic now than ever’ Teddy Bridgewater will return

Teddy Bridgewater
Rachel Wold
Written by Rachel Wold

The Minnesota Vikings chose not to pick up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option. Bridgewater is still recovering from a horrible knee injury he sustained in the 2016 preseason. He is expected to miss the entire 2017 season at this time.

With that in mind, Mike Zimmer’s latest comment about Bridgewater is a bit interesting.

Perhaps Bridgewater is actually getting closer to a return than we realize. Or perhaps the Vikings are willing to just be patient until their quarterback is able to make a healthy return, whenever that actually will be.

Recently, Bridgewater was spotted dropping back and passing, which is quite a landmark in his recovery process.

On the other side of things, this news makes things a bit awkward for quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford is signed with the Vikings only through the 2017 season.

Either way, it is encouraging to hear that the Vikings have not given up hope on Bridgewater making a return.

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Rachel Wold

Rachel Wold

Rachel is a football lover of both the NFL and Fantasy and creator of Fantasyfootballchick.com. When she is not vacationing in Miami or Vegas, she is an NFL writer at Sportsnaut and a fantasy contributor at eDraft.com. Rachel's articles are also featured on Yardbarker, MSN and Fox Sports.

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