Adrian Peterson Says Teddy Bridgewater Reminds Him Of Tom Brady


Comparing any quarterback to Tom Brady is a bold move.

After all, the New England Patriots signal caller is a four-time Super Bowl champion and arguably the best player ever at his position.

But that didn’t deter Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson from making a comparison between Brady and his own QB, Teddy Bridgewater.

?He reminds me of a Tom Brady because Tom Brady is great at those mediocre passes,? Peterson said on a recent episode of “PFT Live”. ?Those short passes and midrange passes and that?s exactly what Teddy does as well. He?s the type of guy that needs the receiver that runs routes and that?s at a specific location that you?re practicing.

“So, I feel like with the additions that we?ve made to the offensive line and of course me envisioning what I?ll be able to bring to the offense as well I think that?s going to make his job a lot easier. With that he?ll feel more comfortable and he can really get back there and just play his game. So I?m expecting big things from Teddy this year.?

Bridgewater is an OK quarterback, maybe slightly above average, but there’s little to suggest he’ll ever approach Brady’s level.

The former first-round draft pick threw for 3,231 with 14 touchdown passes and nine interceptions last season. He had 14 touchdowns as a rookie in 2014, too. Brady has thrown less than 20 touchdowns in a full season just once, and that was in 2001 when he won the Super Bowl.

We need to see a lot more from Bridgewater before he starts to be mentioned in the same sentence as Brady.

Thumbnail photo via Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports Images

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