Today is a big day for Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. He was slated to have a physical with his doctor in Texas, and if he is medically cleared, he could come off of the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List as early as today and could be practicing with the team this week.
If his Twitter account is any indication. . .and Teddy has mastered the art of cryptic social media. . .then he may have gotten some good news.
Thank you.— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) October 16, 2017
That tweet came down the pike at around 8:30 AM Central time, or about an hour ago. How do we interpret it? I’m guessing we’ll find out sometime later today or tomorrow.
As long as we’re here, I want to review what it means if Bridgewater gets taken off of the PUP List.
- Once Bridgewater is removed from PUP by the Vikings, he can begin practicing with the team.
- The Vikings have three weeks to determine whether they want to move Bridgewater to the active roster from the day they remove him from PUP.
- If the Vikings don’t move Bridgewater to the active roster after those three weeks, he will go on Injured Reserve and his season will be over.
- Bridgewater does not. . .repeat, does not. . .count against the 53-man roster until the Vikings move him to the active roster. So, they don’t have to make a move at the quarterback spot until that time.
The move the Vikings make at quarterback is likely going to be one of two moves. They could release current third-string quarterback Kyle Sloter (who, as it stands now, is the only quarterback in the organization that’s under contract beyond this season). Or, depending on the state of Sam Bradford’s knee, the move could be to move Bradford to injured reserve. More on that in a separate post.
But, today could be a big day in the life and career of a young man whose future was very, very cloudy a little more than a year ago at Winter Park. I know we’re all hoping for the best. Once we have more information, we’ll have it for you here.