May 9, 2014; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (left) and head coach Mike Zimmer pose for pictures at Winter Park Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Coach Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater "Progressing At A Good Pace"

When Teddy Bridgewater was drafted to the Vikings, most fans knew that he would most likely be starting sooner than many of the other rookie quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft class.

May 9, 2014; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer addresses the media at Winter Park Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota’s head coach, Mike Zimmer, spoke with Albert Breer on Friday for the NFL Total Access on NFL Network and had great things to say about how Teddy Bridgewater is coming along.

“Teddy’s been great,” Zimmer said. “He’s had a good command of the offense. I like his leadership. I like his determination. He’s throwing the ball well. He’s got good, quick feet. I think he’s a good athlete. So he’s progressing at a good pace.”

When you add in the fact that Bridgewater will be taking reps with the first team offense this early in his career, it seems as though this franchise is really hoping that he can win the job this year.  He has already received high praise from his new offensive coordinator and some of his teammates.

Teddy Bridgewater will face stiff competition from Matt Cassel in camp and will also have to beat out former starter and first round draft pick Christian Ponder.  However, all the reports out of Minnesota make it sound as though that won’t be too difficult for Mr. Bridgewater to accomplish this year.

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