How Teddy Bridgewater can return to the Vikings sooner than later

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Teddy’s interest in returning to Minnesota

If Teddy Bridgewater is going to return for another tenure with the Vikings, he obviously has to be interested in the reunion.

There didn’t seem to be any bad blood when Bridgewater departed from Minnesota in 2018. But he’s also not one who is known to make his feelings known to the public, so it’s possible that the Vikings not re-signing him might have actually caused him to feel at least a little bit of anger.

At the same time, Minnesota and their team doctors are part of the reason why Bridgewater was able to make such a tremendous recovery from his serious knee injury. So he might feel like he owes something to the franchise for helping him keep a career in the NFL.

By the time Bridgewater’s current deal with the Panthers runs out in 2023, the Vikings roster will also be much different than the last time he was with the team. Dalvin Cook, Danielle Hunter, and Eric Kendricks could potentially be the only guys left on Minnesota’s roster in 2023 who were actually teammates of Bridgewater’s during his final season with the franchise in 2017.

If Cook is actually one of the guys who is still with the Vikings in 2023, then he could possibly end up playing a part in the team’s attempt to re-sign Bridgewater, his old locker room neighbor.