Vikings GM: Teddy Bridgewater Has “That ‘IT’ Factor”


Oct 10, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) scrambles with the ball during the second half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Papa John

It is hard not to get excited about new Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.  He’s the shiny new toy for Minnesota’s offense and could help bring consistency to the team’s quarterback position.

The Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has nothing but positive things to say about Bridgewater.  Recently, Spielman was on The Jim Rose Show to talk about the team’s second first round draft pick of 2014:

"Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports“I think everybody put so much hype into that pro day workout and then everybody starts picking these kids apart and we do the same thing. But you always have to go back to what he has done in college and what did you see in tape and what did you see when you watched him play live. I had the opportunity to see him play live three times over the last two years and every time I got an opportunity to see him play in clutch situations, he seemed to have that ‘it’ factor to him.”"

Spielman went on to talk about Bridgewater’s low key attitude:

"“He may come across as not that fiery type guy,but I know what I saw and I know what we saw in the workout. I know what I saw when he interacted with his teammates when I watched him play live and I know what type of competitor I saw when he was in games.”"

Do you think Bridgewater will be a good team leader?  Even more so, do you think he has the “IT” factor at the NFL level?