Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater: Backup role a 'perfect situation'

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said he felt beginning as the team's backup quarterback put him in the "perfect situation," Mark Craig of The Star Tribune reports.

On Monday morning, the Vikings named veteran Matt Cassel the team's starting quarterback.

From The Star Tribune:

"As I stated once I got drafted, I felt like this was the perfect situation for me,” Bridgewater said. "Right now, I’m just able to learn, sit back and continue to learn, but also learn and prepare myself as a starter because as a backup you’re one play away from being out there on the gridiron with the guys."

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This preseason, Bridgewater has a 117.1 passer rating and no turnovers.

In three preseason games for Minnesota, Cassel is 26-of-39 for 367 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. He has started all three games.

The Vikings drafted Bridgewater with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.​

Minnesota opens the season Sept. 7 in St. Louis.
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