Despite declining on option on Teddy Bridgewater, Zimmer ‘optimistic’

Despite declining on option on Teddy Bridgewater, Zimmer ‘optimistic’

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer believes quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will play again in the NFL, despite the team’s decision not to pick up the injured QB’s 5th-year contract option.

“I love Teddy Bridgewater,” Zimmer said, per The Star Tribune. “The guy is working his rear end off and continues to fight every single day. Everything about him, when he’s rehabbing and doing the work he has to do is the exact same way he approaches life, so. I’m excited.

“I’m probably more optimistic now about him potentially playing than I have at any point in time. But he still has a long way to go.”

Bridgewater is currently rehabbing at the Viking’s training facility after suffering a torn ACL nine months ago, and according to reports has been making steady progress.