The Vikings had high hopes heading into this season, riding the wave of a successful 2015 campaign. That had a lot to do with Teddy Bridgewater, who emerged as someone who looked like the franchise QB. But plans have changed as Bridgewater is out for the season after suffering a dislocated knee cap and a torn ACL, on non-contact injury during practice.
Non-contact injuries are usually the worst type because the body bent in a way it shouldn’t without any outside force. Shaun Hill will assume starting duties to begin the season. It’s still early, but team is expecting Bridgewater to make a full recovery.
“This isn’t about a one-man deal,” Zimmer said. “We feel terrible if it’s real significant for Teddy, but this is about the team. We have a good team. We have a good defense. Our offensive line is much better. We have good receivers. We have maybe the best running back in the NFL. This is about the team, and it’s about us trying to find a way to win football games.”