- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got a huge ovation as he checked into a game for the first time since January 2016.
- In August 2016, Bridgewater suffered a horrific knee injury that kept him out all of last season.
- Bridgewater then threw an interception on his first pass attempt.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater saw his first game action since January 2016 on Sunday.
With the Vikings blowing out the the Bengals, Bridgewater checked into the game for Case Keenum, his first game since suffering a catastrophic knee injury in August 2016 during training camp. He hadn’t played since January 2016.
Bridgewater entered the game and got a big ovation from the Minnesota crowd.
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However, things didn’t go so well from there. After two run plays, on Bridgewater’s first pass attempt, he was picked off. To be fair, it was dropped ball by his receiver.
Rust is obviously to be expected for Bridgewater, and despite the poor first possession, it was a cool moment. The rusty play, however, may continue to settle some of the questions about whether he’ll replace Keenum as the starter.