Vikings expected to release Teddy Bridgewater

Due to the team's recent success with both Sam Bradford and Case Keenum, it is being reported that the Minnesota Vikings have elected to let go of Teddy Bridgewater

Thomas MIller

In rather surprising news, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting the Minnesota Vikings have cut their 2014 first round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater after months of speculation. Bridgewater won Pepsi's NFL Rookie of the Year award in 2014 and was elected to the Pro Bowl in 2015. Heading into the 2016 season, Bridgewater tore his ACL in a non-contact injury that has kept him sidelined for the past two seasons. 

This year, I think, the biggest test for me was a test of my character. In a perfect world, I would have love to have dressed. But I understand that decisions are made to give this team the best chance of winning. I understand that, and I'm a pro. I know what it takes. It just happened, and I dealt with it.

Although the Vikings have found recent success with Case Keenum running the show, it's always tough to let go of a former first-round pick. Bridgewater will likely be picked up by a team in need of a QB and could potentially land a starting job under center if his leg is 100% and he returns to his old form.