The Minnesota Vikings held their first scrimmage over the weekend, and Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press described quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's play as "sharp." With his developmenton display, Bridgewater was able to cut down on the interceptions that plagued this same event last year.
"It's amazing to talk about the difference within a year,'' Bridgewater said, via the Pioneer Press. "But I credit that to the coaches. They do a great job of calling plays to fit my playing skills."
Bridgewater started 12 games as a rookie last season. He had his struggles but ended up with decent statistics, including a completion rate of 64.4 percent, nearly 3,000 passing yards and more touchdowns (14) than interceptions (12). Down the stretch, he started showing a lot of progress.
Bridgewater was able to describe how the game has slowed down for him and how that's affecting the entire team.
"I think I've made a lot of progress,'' Bridgewater said, per the Pioneer Press. "I'm playing faster, thinking less and as a team we're playing together better. The chemistry is better."
One of Bridgewater's favorite targets during the scrimmage was fifth-round rookie Stefon Diggs, who caught "several" touchdown passes, according to the Pioneer Press.
"No. 14, Stefon Diggs, and to be a young guy, he's showing what it takes to play in this league," Bridgewater told the media outlet after the scrimmage.
That's good news for an offense that already boasts a rising quarterback, one of the best running backs in the league in Adrian Peterson and two very athletic receivers in Mike Wallace and Cordarrelle Patterson.
(h/t Pioneer Press)