4 bold predictions for the Minnesota Vikings’ second half of the season

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 22: Anthony Barr /
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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater /

Teddy Bridgewater will start at least four games this season

After a long, grueling recovery process from the major knee injury he suffered in 2016, Bridgewater will reportedly be added to the Vikings’ active roster anytime now. After he is activated, it should not be much longer before he is back as Minnesota’s starting quarterback.

Case Keenum as done a decent job in his six starts for the Vikings this year, but he is not the guy to take the team deep into the playoffs.

Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns this season (combined record of 2-14), the quarterback threw five touchdowns, just one interception, and averaged 328.5 passing yards per game. But in his four other starts this year, Keenum has just one touchdown pass, two interceptions, and threw for an average of only 203.3 yards per game.

If Minnesota wants to get a top seed and actually make some noise in the postseason this year, the team needs to switch to the more talented Bridgewater. The Vikings at least need to see him out on the field for a few games as his contract is up at the end of the season and the team needs to figure out if they want to re-sign the young quarterback or not.

If not in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams, expect Bridgewater back starting under center for the Vikings in their Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions in Week 12.