If anyone wants assurances the Minnesota Vikings are heading in the right direction with Teddy Bridgewater as their quarterback, Norv Turner says to watch video of the last six games from Bridgewater's rookie season in 2014.
"He was much more decisive," said Turner, entering his second season as offensive coordinator. "We were very specific in terms of what we were doing. I think we had a good feel for what we did best as a unit. We had so many changes early: a culmination of obviously playing three quarterbacks over a period of time, the offensive line shuffling in and out, the backfield situation. I don't care if you had a veteran quarterback — it was going to be a challenge."
Matt Cassel began last season as the starter but a broken foot in Week 3 landed him on injured reserve. The story said the Vikings were in no rush to put Bridgewater on the field, but the first-round draft pick acquitted himself fairly well under the circumstances — particularly in the last six games, in which he completed more than 70% of his passes four times, throwing for 10 touchdowns with six interceptions as the Vikings averaged 24 points a game. We have Bridgwater rankd 17th on our QB list so he's going to have QB2 value and certainly seems on the rise.