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Teddy Out, Vikes Still OK – Greg Talcott

By all accounts, Teddy Bridgewater suffered a horrific knee injury on Tuesday that will cost him the 2016 season. While we hope Teddy makes a full recovery, his injury does not significantly impact the Vikings prospects this season. Yes, they may start a little slow on offense as they acclimate to a new QB, but from a production standpoint Bridgewater is easily replaceable. Let’s look at last year where Bridgewater played 3 more games (full season) than his rookie year. He had the benefit of playing with Adrian Peterson who led the league in rushing. With that in mind consider he passed for just 312 more yards, 0 increase in passing TD’s, 3 fewer INT’s and 2 more fumbles. Do you really believe that the Vikings can’t replace 3231 yards, 17 total TD’s and 15 turnovers? Those numbers are the reason Jay Cutler isn’t the worst QB in the division. Heck, Bridgewater would need a staggering 50% increase in TD’s to even be Cutler-esque. But it’s actually far, far worse than that. Consider that 5 of his 17 total TD’s came against the Bears in week 14. The final 6 games of the year, Bridgewater had 7 TD’s, 5 in one game. The bottom line, he isn’t very good and he is very replaceable.  While I don’t know who will be the best option for the Vikings at QB this season since that person may not be on the roster, I do know that the impact for fantasy owners of AP or any Viking WR is no different with Shaun Hill under center vs. Teddy Bridgewater. The Vikings are a ball control offense with a good defense, all they need is a game manager QB to make playoff run. Teddy Bridgewater isn’t winning any games on his own, he is never going to be a stat monster. The fact is any increase in production the Vikings can get via trade only helps their chances. Fan favorite Colin Kaepernick is probably available. Butt-Fumble Mark Sanchez could be had for a song and a late round pick. There are other options as well who are all perfectly capable of producing 17 TD’s in 16 games. Hell, call Jeff George and gauge his interest.  

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Teddy Out, Vikes Still OK – Greg Talcott

By all accounts, Teddy Bridgewater suffered a horrific knee injury on Tuesday that will cost him the 2016 season. While we hope Teddy makes a full recovery, his injury does not significantly impact the Vikings prospects this season. Yes, they may start a little slow on offense as they acclimate to a new QB, but from a production standpoint Bridgewater is easily replaceable. Let’s look at last year where Bridgewater played 3 more games (full season) than his rookie year. He had the benefit of playing with Adrian Peterson who led the league in rushing. With that in mind consider he passed for just 312 more yards, 0 increase in passing TD’s, 3 fewer INT’s and 2 more fumbles. Do you really believe that the Vikings can’t replace 3231 yards, 17 total TD’s and 15 turnovers? Those numbers are the reason Jay Cutler isn’t the worst QB in the division. Heck, Bridgewater would need a staggering 50% increase in TD’s to even be Cutler-esque. But it’s actually far, far worse than that. Consider that 5 of his 17 total TD’s came against the Bears in week 14. The final 6 games of the year, Bridgewater had 7 TD’s, 5 in one game. The bottom line, he isn’t very good and he is very replaceable.  While I don’t know who will be the best option for the Vikings at QB this season since that person may not be on the roster, I do know that the impact for fantasy owners of AP or any Viking WR is no different with Shaun Hill under center vs. Teddy Bridgewater. The Vikings are a ball control offense with a good defense, all they need is a game manager QB to make playoff run. Teddy Bridgewater isn’t winning any games on his own, he is never going to be a stat monster. The fact is any increase in production the Vikings can get via trade only helps their chances. Fan favorite Colin Kaepernick is probably available. Butt-Fumble Mark Sanchez could be had for a song and a late round pick. There are other options as well who are all perfectly capable of producing 17 TD’s in 16 games. Hell, call Jeff George and gauge his interest.  

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