In the second quarter of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome, Vikings' starting quarterback Matt Cassel was injured on a third-down scramble. He was taken off of the field for x-rays, and has been ruled questionable to return to the football game.
So, that meant the ball went to rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who was the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft for the Vikings. Minnesota traded back up to get the man that they've deemed their quarterback of the future, and though the circumstances were unfortunate, Vikings fans appeared to be pretty happy to see the youngster take the field.
Bridgewater had a very nice first drive for the Vikings, as he completed all three of his passes on the drive, including a 41-yarder to Matt Asiata. The drive eventually stalled, however, and the Vikings had to settle for a 30-yard Blair Walsh field goal to close the gap to 13-6.
The Teddy Bridgewater Era is underway for the Minnesota Vikings, ladies and gentlemen. Let's hope it comes out a whole lot better than the last few "eras" that the Vikings have tried at the quarterback position.