Teddy Bridgewater is well aware of Vikings 2015 expectations


Expectations are high for the Minnesota Vikings during the 2015 NFL season.  Those high expectations also apply to the team’s quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, entering his second season playing professional football.

Sep 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) acknowledges the crowd after beating the Atlanta Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Although fans and the media were encouraged by his play last season, the pressure is on Teddy Bridgewater to succeed.  With a deep threat in place, a former NFL Most Valuable Player in the backfield, and numerous other pieces around him on offense, the excuses for poor play will be minimal.  But that kind of pressure isn’t something that he welcomes with open arms.

Here is what he had to say according to an article on the Vikings official website:

"“Yeah, I love it and I don’t back down from it.”"

And those expectations are odd to talk about during the offseason because it is hard to tell how good a team can be without competing against other teams.  Bridgewater’s patience and maturity has been shown on and off the football field, and he showed that maturity when answer a question about the team’s awareness of their “team on the rise” status.

"“The thing is, the beauty of it is, we’re still in July. Everyone can say all the good things, but it’s not going to happen right now. You can’t win a championship in July, but you can lose one if you’re not working hard enough and everything. I know that and like I said, I don’t back down from the expectations. We have a coaching staff here that keeps everyone level headed.”"

It is that kind of thinking that has helped fans be drawn to Teddy Bridgewater.  The fact that he’s always working on improving his game and trying to learn more about the game every opportunity he gets is something to truly be admired.  He knows that a team can show all the promise in the world during the preseason and fall apart when the regular season hits.

The 0-16 Detroit Lions know this fact all too well from their 2008 season, when they had a 4-0 record during the preseason.

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