Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman selected Teddy Bridgewater with the last pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, hoping that he would become the team's franchise quarterback.
Almost two years later, it sounds like Spielman is still pleased with his pick. While speaking with Alex Marvez and Mark Dominik on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday night, he confidently stated that the Vikings believe Bridgewater will be "something special" in the future.
Bridgewater made his first career Pro Bowl following the 2015 season, after completing 65.3 of his pass attempts for 3,231 yards. He managed a run-heavy offense, throwing 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions en route to Minnesota's first NFC North title since 2009.
In two seasons as the starting quarterback, Bridgewater has led the Vikings to 17 wins. As he grows more comfortable in the offense and his role begins to expand, the promising young passer should deliver his team plenty more victories.