Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could miss the entire 2017 season while continuing to rehab from right knee surgery, according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole.
Bridgewater suffered a torn ACL and dislocated knee in his plant leg during practice prior to the 2016 season. He then missed all of 2016, and doctors have said he will need 19 months to recover, meaning he will once again have to miss the entire season.
The Vikings do have a replacement plan in place. After Bridgewater went down in August, Minnesota sent two draft picks to Philadelphia for quarterback Sam Bradford.
Bradford, a five-year veteran, started 15 games for the Vikings last year, and guided them to a 5-0 start. But the team stumbled the rest of the way, and ultimately missed the playoffs at 8-8.
Bradford threw for a career-high 3,877 yards in 2016, with 20 touchdowns to just five interceptions. By comparison, Bridgewater threw for 3,231 yards the year before, along with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The Vikings did make the postseason at 11-5 that season.
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