Teddy Bridgewater reflects on 2017 season, his 'favorite' year in NFL

From ESPN - February 19, 2018

Teddy Bridgewater has been in a reflective mood lately.

Last week, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback posted a series of photos on Twitter from the 2017 season with the caption humble servant. A day earlier, Bridgewater took to Instagram to relay how being a leader among his teammates, peers, loved ones and community is greater than any personal goal he could ever set.

Humble Servant.

Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) February 14, 2018

The next few weeks and months hold uncertainty for Bridgewater. Hes set to become a free agent on March 14, but the speculation of whether hell return to the Vikings or sign elsewhere this offseason has long since started.

A lot remains up in the air regarding the quarterbacks next step, two full seasons removed from the catastrophic knee injury he sustained at the end of the 2016 preseason.

One of a few things thats certain is how much this season -- Bridgewaters comeback year -- meant to the quarterback.

It was probably my favorite season by far, even though I didnt play much, Bridgewater told ESPN. This season challenged my mindset because as bad as I wanted to be out there playing, being the competitor that I am, I wanted to go to war and go to battle with my guys, I had to be out there in a different aspect. I had to be there for the guys mentally.

It gave me a different role and I accepted it. It was one that was hard to accept because Im a competitor, but I wouldnt trade this year for nothing.

Bridgewater spent the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list before he was medically cleared to return to practice in October. He served as Case Keenum's backup starting in Week 10, but didnt see game action until December when he took the field in the fourth quarter of a blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals.


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