Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell praised Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater by saying that he is like Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
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The Minnesota Vikings have moved forward with rookie Teddy Bridgewater as their starting quarterback since Matt Cassel suffered a season-ending foot injury.
Bridgewater entered his rookie season with a large amount of hype since being drafted with the 32nd overall pick by the Vikings, and he looked promising in his first NFL start as the Vikings beat the Atlanta Falcons, 41-27, as they were led by his debut.
Although Bridgewater has little experience in the NFL, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had high praise for the quarterback. “This guy is a good player,” the Lions head coach told the Detroit News. “The other thing is that he gets outside of the pocket. He’s like Russell Wilson.”
Caldwell was referring to the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, who had just led his team to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
While it may be premature to compare a rookie to someone of Wilson’s caliber, Bridgewater flashed potential that reminded fans of the Seahawks quarterback in his first start.