Teddy Bridgewater on Vikings: “Right Now, We’re Not as Good as What We Think”

By Rachel Wold

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is coming off of a successful rookie campaign that earned him the 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors.

Keeping humble despite offseason chatter that the Vikings could be a team to sneak its way into the playoffs this season, Bridgewater commented on the team’s progress:

“Right now, we’re not as good as what we think,” Bridgewater said, via USA Today. “We know that the ceiling is very high and the expectation level is very high—not only for the players, but from a coaching staff also. We know what’s being asked of us, but we have a long way to go.”

A lot of Vikings buzz for the upcoming season is related to the much-needed return of running back Adrian Peterson and the addition of speedy receiver Mike Wallace.

Bridgewater displayed extreme accuracy towards the latter part of the year, completing 72.1 percent of his passes in the last five games of the 2014 campaign. Should Bridgewater continue that trend, he and the Vikings could possibly turn into playoff contenders this upcoming season.

The fact that Bridgewater is not getting caught up in the hype and admits the team has much work ahead is the perfect display of his professionalism and understanding of the sport.

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