Teddy Bridgewater: It’s About Us, It’s Not About Me

Teddy Bridgewater threw just two passes in the 2017 NFL season. Neither of them were completed and one of them went off the hands of its intended receiver and was intercepted. Still, the former first-round pick found the positives in a season that saw him return to the sidelines in uniform for the first time since suffering the catastrophic knee injury that ended his 2016 season before it even began.

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"It was probably my favorite season by far, even though I didn't play much," Bridgewater told ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin. "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."

It's a great read and you should probably read it right now. In addition to serving as the Purple's main inspirational figure when he returned after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list, Bridgewater was also the inspiration for the main character for the children's book "Little Bear Teddy: Big Dream Come True," written by his girlfriend Erika Cardona.

A cloud of uncertainty currently surrounds not only Bridgewater, but the Vikings' quarterback situation as a whole with Bridgewater, Sam Bradford, and Case Keenum all set to become unrestricted free agents. Time will tell who will be under center for the Purple in 2018, but one thing for certain is Bridgewater will have a lot of fans in his corner wherever he may end up.

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Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/teddy-bridgewater-calls-2017-nfl-season-the-e2-80-98favorite-e2-80-99-of-his-career/ar-BBJl78A

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