Breaking down all of Teddy Bridgewater’s rookie season interceptions

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After Teddy Bridgewater took over as the starting quarterback during Week 4 of last season, he put together an impressive rookie season. He showed an incredible amount of poise and leadership for a rookie quarterback. As training camp gets underway this season, fans are stoked to see what Bridgewater has in store for his sophomore season.

May 27, 2015; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) speaks with the media after practice at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

In 2014, Bridgewater finished the season with 2,919 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and a passer rating of 85.9. Even though those numbers don’t indicate anything special, they are a bit misleading. For example, Bridgewater had a bunch of red zone touchdown opportunities vulture by Matt Asiata goal line plunges.

Additionally, as I break down all of Bridgewater’s interceptions from a year ago, you’ll see that there are a handful of his interceptions that weren’t necessarily his fault. Some of you blatantly remember a couple of his interceptions literally bouncing off Matt Asiata’s hands and into a defender’s hands. My point is that, yes, Bridgewater made several mistakes his rookie season, as do all rookie quarterbacks. But his number of interceptions is misleading, as a number of them were out of his control.

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