During the 2017 season, Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater saw so little on-field action that you wouldn’t need all your fingers on both hands to count the number of snaps he took. Despite that, however, Bridgewater had an interesting revelation about where this season ranks on his all-time list.
Speaking to Courtney Cronin of ESPN, Bridgewater said that the 2017 season was his favorite season of football.
“It was probably my favorite season by far, even though I didn’t play much,” Bridgewater told ESPN. “This season challenged my mindset because as bad as I wanted to be out there playing, being the competitor that I am, I wanted to go to war and go to battle with my guys, I had to be out there in a different aspect. I had to be there for the guys mentally.
“It gave me a different role, and I accepted it. It was one that was hard to accept because I’m a competitor, but I wouldn’t trade this year for nothing.”
The article also touches on Bridgewater’s desire to be a starting quarterback next season, but as we all know, we’re not sure whether that opportunity is going to come in Minnesota or not.
As we’ve come to expect from Teddy Bridgewater during his time in Minnesota, he’s managed to keep everything in perspective, and he speaks of this past season as a real learning experience for him. Hopefully we’ll know more about his fate here in the very near future. From a personal standpoint, I hope that Bridgewater’s future includes the Minnesota Vikings, but I’m not the person that can make that determination.