There are no guarantees when it comes to rookies and their new teams. Sometimes a guy is thrilled to be there, others times not so much. In the case of Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings, all signs thus far point to a very solid partnership.
It’s not even two weeks into his tenure with the team and Bridgewater’s rookie contract is already in place.
Teddy Bridgewater in line for $3.3 million signing bonus. Deal for four years for $6.85 million. Has a fifth-year option.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) May 20, 2014
In addition, the 32nd overall pick is already taking first teams reps and he will compete with Matt Cassel for the starting job this summer. He’s also come out and said that he wanted to be in Minnesota, which is definitely a plus. Given the cold climate and that the Vikings are set to play outside for the next two years while their new stadium is built, it’s a really good sign that the Florida-born QB is on board with Minnesota. With some guys the cold weather up North is a deal breaker.
So while it’s nice that things are going well between the Vikings and their new QB, it’s also May. Things should be going well in May. If they’re not, it’s surely a sign of things to come.
It’s also easy for fans to like Bridgewater right now. He represents hope and possibly the future. He also hasn’t attempted an NFL pass yet.
But if you had to have it one way or the other, the ways things are going between the rookie QB and the Vikings is the way you’d like to have it.