Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has more wins than any of his 2014 position classmates combined and showed off his promise by leading the Vikings to a tough win over the New York Jets.
Jets coach challenged the young QB with a zero all out blitz but Bridgewater countered perfectly by calling a screen pass that ended up going 84 yards for the win in OT. It was his 5 win of the year.
After the game, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer sounded ready to hand the keys to Bridgewater for good.
"I think when Teddy decides to be the leader of the football team, because right now he's still feeling his way a little bit and his personality is just do what you do and do what you have to do," Zimmer said. "This franchise is Teddy's. I know that was a good headline for you."
Bridgewater finished the game with a completion percentage in the 70s, a positive touchdown-to-interception ratio and more than 300 yards passing. Over the past two weeks, he is 34 of 48 for 447 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. That's good for a passer rating of 119.
Bridgewater seems to be a vocal leader and the fact that they won this many games with their injured O-Line, AP situation, WR situation, and their TE Rudolph being out for most of the year shows how much adversity Bridgewater has had to deal with in his rookie QB. If he can keep moving in the pocket and throwing darts to his receivers like he did against the Jets, the NFL better watch out for this nasty young man.