Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater Wants To Be Like Brett Favre
By Adam Carlson
The high expectations that Teddy Bridgewater has resting on his shoulders from the Minnesota Vikings fan base could be enough to intimidate many young NFL players. Luckily for Bridgewater, he’s not like a majority of other rookies and second year players in the league. With Bridgewater, there’s a confidence and maturity that helps you believe everything that he says. And then he works hard to try to back it up.
In a recent article on the Pioneer Press website, Teddy Bridgewater was asked about the kind of NFL career he wants to have and which passer he’d like to emulate during his time in the league. And, in true Bridgewater fashion, he put the bar VERY high.
Here’s what Teddy Bridgewater said:
"“If I could be like any other quarterback that played in the National Football League, I would have to say Brett Favre is the guy,” Bridgewater said. “Besides the injuries and the hits and everything, he had a pretty successful career. He’s a hall of famer for sure, multiple Super Bowls, and that’s something that I look forward to doing. Hopefully, I can win more Super Bowls (than Favre).”"
Dec 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) smiles after the game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings win 13-9. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
There’s no doubting Brett Favre’s success. He should be a no-brainer first ballot for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and holds numerous records for passing. But Bridgewater’s focus is the one thing that has eluded the Minnesota Vikings ever since they came into existence: a Super Bowl championship.
However, there is one part of Favre’s career that Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t seem too comfortable with. Bridgewater doesn’t want to be a celebrity like Favre was.
"“I hate to consider myself a celebrity. I’m still a quarterback in the National Football League. I shy away from celebrity status because I don’t want to be known as that guy."
Sorry, Teddy…But if you help win even a single Super Bowl championship for the Minnesota Vikings, you will be celebrated for eternity.
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