Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater fully expects suspended teammate from last year, Adrian Peterson, to be back in Minnesota in 2015.
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As one of the top rookie quarterbacks in 2014, Minnesota Vikings‘ Teddy Bridgewater looks to be the future of the organization. Not many people saw Minnesota drafting the young stud a season ago, but the Vikings moved up near the end of the first round in order to snag him before it was too late — and boy, are they glad they did.
Bridgewater has all the talent in the world and he’s a guy who many originally thought, immediately following the 2013 college football season, that he was the No. 1 overall pick. However, a tough pro day in which he looked nothing more than pedestrian set him back to a late-first rounder.
Besides being a young, promising star, Bridgewater is also very confident in himself and also the Vikings’ future — especially one with AP in it.
Adrian Peterson was suspended by the NFL last season for the issue with disciplining his son excessively, among other things, and didn’t get to play with the rookie QB. The two have developed a sort of bond, however, as AP even invited Teddy to his 30th birthday party this offseason.
The veteran running back has been pretty vocal about his desire to play elsewhere, namely the Dallas Cowboys, yet Bridgewater is still confident he will be back with the Vikings in 2015 — and the team hopes that as well.
"“The guys in the locker room, we all love Adrian. But right now we have to focus on the guys who are here. We’re going to continue get better … I stay away from talking about the guys’ contracts and everything, because that’s none of my personal business. But like I said we expect him to be here this year.”"
It seems like the team is hoping he makes a return to Minnesota despite AP’s desire to leave and many of his current teammates have sat down and talked with him about possibly sticking around and giving Minnesota a shot.
Teddy passes for 2,919 yards and 14 touchdowns last year while rushing for another 209 yards and a score. Having an up-and-coming quarterback like that with the legendary Peterson could be grounds for a playoff run.
The future in Minnesota could be very bright if this team can somehow convince Peterson to return for his ninth season with the squad.
Teddy’s pretty confident in his return.
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