Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater met OC Norv Turner for the first time earlier this year, but it hasn't taken long for the Vikings rookie quarterback to gain the ultimate appreciation for his offensive coordinator.
"He's one of the best coaches in the game right now, an offensive mastermind," Bridgewater said.
Bridgewater said he met Turner "multiple times" when the first-year Vikings coordinator was looking at quarterbacks they might pick in last month's NFL Draft. Perhaps the most significant time was April 12 in Bridgewater's native South Florida.
Bridgewater has now had more than a month to work with Turner, and he described their relationship as "pretty unique."
"It started back in the pre-draft process," Bridgewater said. "He would come multiple times. He's a great coach. It's somebody who wants the best out of every quarterback on the roster. The relationship we have right now is just a great relationship."
We're expecting Bridgewater to start Week 1, but he'll have to beat out the capable Matt Cassel for the honor.