Teddy Bridgewater’s miraculous comeback almost is complete.
The Minnesota Vikings quarterback suffered a devastating knee injury before the 2016 season, when he tore his ACL and dislocated a kneecap during last year’s preseason.
But Bridgewater returned to practice a few weeks ago, and he should be activated by Wednesday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday.
While the 24-year-old is expected to backup QB Case Keenum initially, we wouldn’t be surprised if calls for the former first-round draft pick to start ahead of Keenum begin relatively soon.
Keenum has played well in relief of Sam Bradford, who has missed six games with a knee injury, but if Bridgewater is medically cleared to play then he most likely is the better option.
Minnesota has an elite defense and likely will win the NFC North, but QB play should be the difference in the playoffs, which is where Bridgewater could help elevate the Vikings from division winner to Super Bowl contender.
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