Teddy Bridgewater took the field for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, marking his first appearance in an NFL game in nearly two years. Bridgewater had been sidelined since Aug. 30, 2016 when he suffered a gruesome dislocated knee and torn ligaments during a practice just before the start of the season.
When Bridgewater’s number was called during the fourth quarter of the Vikings’ blowout win over Cincinnati, Minnesota fans and Teddy’s teammates responded accordingly.
Tremendous ovation for @teddyb_h2o. Welcome back! #Skol pic.twitter.com/jLIM6HSc3y— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 17, 2017
In a flashback to Bridgewater’s college days, the first pass of his comeback era was tipped and intercepted. He threw just one more pass, and it was dropped by the Vikings’ Michael Floyd.
The numbers are of little consequence here. The only thing that matters it that Teddy is (officially) back.