The Minnesota Vikings lost their starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater after an injury during a team practice. The Vikings will miss him for the entire 2016 offseason and NFL rumors have linked the team to other quarterbacks available in the free agency or trade.
The team released a statement on Bridgewater’s injury on Tuesday but mentioned no plans of acquiring another QB this offseason but that is likely because they only have veteran Shaun Hill and young QB Joel Stave on the QB depth chart.
“Teddy Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury today at practice. The injury was quickly identified as a dislocated knee. The injury was stabilized, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage,” Eric Sugarman, the head trainer for the Vikings, stated in the press release.
He added, “Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery. I would like to thank all of the medical professionals and our athletic training staff for all of their help today. Teddy has already displayed the attitude needed to overcome this injury and attack his rehab.”
With the Vikings’ situation needing help at quarterback, they are good locations for Mark Sanchez of the Denver Broncos and Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers if they are available.
Sanchez is reportedly on the trading block by the Broncos or will be released soon by the team. Kaepernick is involved in the national anthem controversy in San Francisco and his days with the 49ers could end soon.
Kaepernick is mentioned in NFL rumors of a trade to the Broncos but Denver wanted a pay cut from the quarterback. Kaepernick is also not sure of getting the starting QB spot for the 49ers this season.
There are even rumors that retired legend Peyton Manning will be returning to the NFL but sources say the veteran QB has no plans of an NFL comeback. Manning announced his retirement after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos last season.
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The Vikings are likely to make a move for a quarterback with the Terry Bridgewater injury. Mark Sanchez is the cheaper option but they could also go for Colin Kaepernick, who has previously proved he can be a star quarterback for his team.
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