Watch: Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t even look like he hurt his knee

(Photo by Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Teddy Bridgewater
(Photo by Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Teddy Bridgewater /

The former Minnesota Vikings quarterback showcased his scrambling skills in Week 4.

When Teddy Bridgewater went down with a gruesome knee injury during back in the summer of 2016 as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, some immediately assumed that his career in the NFL was over. Due to the severity of his injury, some even wondered if Bridgewater would even walk ever again.

After going down on that August afternoon, the former Vikings quarterback had to be rushed to the hospital. It was later revealed that Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and a torn ACL.

At 23-years-old, the young quarterback had two choices. He could either let the injury end his professional football career or he could work his behind off to get back to playing in the NFL again. He chose the second option.

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback thriving with the Carolina Panthers

Following his serious knee injury, Bridgewater spent the next year of his life rehabbing and doing whatever he could to prove to his peers that he would return to the football field one day.

His determination resulted in the Vikings adding him to their active roster midway through the 2017 season. It was a day that some didn’t think was possible, but the quarterback never gave up hope.

Bridgewater ended up parting ways with Minnesota during the 2018 offseason and he went on to spend 2018 and 2019 as a member of the New Orleans Saints.

The former Vikings quarterback hit free agency earlier this year and the Carolina Panthers decided to give him the chance he’d been working toward ever since he went down with his knee injury in 2016. With a new head coach in Matt Rhule and Cam Newton no longer being the face of the franchise, the Panthers brought in Bridgewater to be the team’s new starting quarterback.

Two games into the 2020 season, Carolina is sitting with a 2-2 record and the former Minnesota signal-caller is doing what he can to help the Panthers get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.

In Week 4, Bridgewater helped Carolina get a win over the Arizona Cardinals, and during the first quarter of the matchup, he showcased just how far he’s come since that terrible afternoon in 2016.

Scrambling away from pressure was part of Bridgewater’s game before he suffered his serious knee injury. After his recovery though, some thought that part of his skill-set would disappear in order to avoid the risk of re-injuring his knee.

Obviously, Bridgewater proved this to not be the case against the Cardinals with his 18-yard run that resulted in him celebrating a score in the end zone.

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During Carolina’s win over Arizona, the former Vikings quarterback finished with 276 passing yards, two touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown, one interception, and a 98.5 rating. It was his first multi-touchdown game of the season and based on his performance during the last two weeks, Panthers fans should be expecting more of this production during their remaining games.