It appears there is a tiny medical issue with new Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, emphasis on the word “tiny.”
Per Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Bridgewater has been diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat by Vikings medical people. The condition was discovered during a pre-draft physical and is not believed to be serious.
Bridgewater told Pelissero he was unaware of the condition before hearing about it from the Vikings. He also says the Vikings were the only team that noticed the problem.
Again, the issue is considered minor and should not affect Bridgewater. The issue absolutely did not play a part in Bridgewater lasting all the way to the late first round, as other teams didn’t even notice it.
Conspiracy theorists I imagine will still try to make something of this report in light of the insurance policy Bridgewater reportedly took out to cover himself in case he slid down the draft.
I can already see the tweets. “If he didn’t know about the heart condition how come he took out that insurance policy? The Vikings got screwed again they should have drafted Johnny Manziel!!!”
Just save it. Seriously.