Teddy Bridgewater is suited up for a regular-season game for the first time since the 2015 season.
Teddy Bridgewater didn't start for the Vikings against the Redskins today, but he suited up for a regular-season game for the first time since the playoffs following the 2015 season. It's been a long road to recovery after he suffered a gruesome knee injury shortly before the 2016 season began, and the fourth-year quarterback was understandably emotional right before kickoff.
Bridgewater spoke about the emotions after the game, which the Vikings won 38-30.
"Opportunities like these don't come around twice," Bridgewater said. "So when you get that second opportunity you cherish it, and you roll with it and you never want to let it go. Today, it got the best of me."
It's awesome to see Bridgewater healthy again. Whether he'll win the starting position back from Case Keenum is a story for another time—he's just happy to be back on the football field.