Teddy Bridgewater praised by football legend Bill Parcells


Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells knows a thing or two about football.  The man they call “Big Tuna” is the latest of experts and distinguished figures around the league to give Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater some love.

Unlike some of the other analysts, Parcells has actually spent time with Bridgewater as well as paying attention to what he’s done on the field.  According to an article on the Scout.com website,

"“I know Teddy personally and I’ve been in his company several times,” Parcells said. “A couple of those were prior to the draft. He’s from South Florida and I get to know quite a few of these prospects as they’re getting ready for the draft. Sometimes I go down and speak with them at the request of some of the workout places or some of the agents that have a number of them together in one spot. Teddy was among those I had an opportunity to visit with.”"

Oct 25, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks for an open man during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Vikings win 28-19. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Since Teddy Bridgewater is a member of the Minnesota Vikings, he knows a thing or two about Parcells.  Current head coach Mike Zimmer had the legendary Patriots, Jets, and Cowboys head coach as a mentor during their time in Dallas.  Zimmer has adopted many of the coaching techniques that he has from Parcells, which the players on the Vikings team seem to respond well to.

Perhaps the best thing that Parcells sees in Bridgewater is his maturity.  Teddy has the reputation as being a choir boy so far during his stint with the Minnesota Vikings, which could be appropriate because he actually is one.  Not falling into the dangers of fame and fortune is something that many NFL quarterbacks struggle with coming out of college.

"“He’s a top-quality young man. He doesn’t fall into those trappings that exist for these potential high draft choices now – the adulation, the commercial possibilities. Teddy avoided all that stuff and kept his priority on just getting ready to play.” Parcells said.  I’ve watched him pretty closely and I’m impressed with him. He’s all football, I can tell you that. He’s not interested in anything else.”"

You can catch Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater when the team takes on the Chicago Bears from Soldier Field on November 1, 2015.

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