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Report: Teddy Bridgewater seeking a short-term deal

By Matthew Coller

The NFL Combine has produced no shortage of reports relating to the Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback situation.

Early Saturday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the finalists for Kirk Cousins are the Vikings, Jets, Broncos and Cardinals.

By the afternoon, Teddy Bridgewater’s plans for free agency were reported by Newsday reporter Calvin Watkins, who tweeted that the Vikings’ 25-year-old QB is looking for a one or two year contract to prove that he can return to his pre-injury form.

Hearing Teddy Bridgewater looking for one or two year deal in free agency with the hopes his play leads to a bigger deal down the line.

— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) March 3, 2018

The Vikings’ interest in bringing Bridgewater back has been unclear. Head coach Mike Zimmer acknowledged that it can be difficult to judge how far Bridgewater has come along simply based on practices, but did add that the Vikings would have been comfortable turning the ball over to him had Case Keenum gotten hurt.

“I love Teddy, I’ve said that before. He is a competitor; he’s got the heart of a Lion,” Zimmer said Thursday at the podium. “I’m hopeful for Teddy. I hope he has an outstanding career and I hope that it’s with me.”

Zimmer also noted that he does not want to pay a quarterback so much that the team’s nucleus won’t be able to stay together.

“The one thing I told Rick was, I said look, we’ve had a good team, that’s why we’ve won 40 games,” Zimmer said Thursday at the NFL Combine. “It’s not because we’ve had this one guy or that one guy. Let’s make sure we keep understanding the team is why we have done good things.”

The post Report: Teddy Bridgewater seeking a short-term deal appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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