Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridegwater made his NFL debut on Saturday, replacing Vikings QB Matt Cassel, who suffered a toe injury in the second quarter.

By SI Wire
September 21, 2014

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made his NFL debut on Sunday against the Saints, completing 12 of 20 passes for 150 yards in place of Vikings starter Matt Cassel, who left the game with a foot injury.

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Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters after the game Cassel fractured several bones in his foot, making Bridgewater the starter going forward.

It didn't take long for Bridgewater to make his mark Sunday. On his first series, Bridgewater completed three passes for 46 yards and had two rushes for 11 yards, leading Minnesota to a 30-yard field goal from Blair Walsh.

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The Vikings selected Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick of the 2014 draft. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner later said that Bridgewater should have been a top ten selection.

-- Alex Suskind 

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