It "seems likely" that the Minnesota Vikings will exercise the fifth-year contract option on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater according to Ben Goessling of ESPN.
The Vikings have until May 2017 to make the final call. Bridgewater is rehabbing a severe knee injury which involved a torn ACL, a dislocated knee, and other structural damage. At this point, it seems unlikely that He will be ready to play by Week 1 of the 2017 regular season and there is speculation that he may never been the same player that he was before the injury. There is not a lot of risk to the Vikings in picking up the option as Bridgewater's salary will only be guaranteed for a new injury but it is nonetheless the right and decent thing to do for a player who, from all reports, is a great teammate and was viewed as the longterm franchise option in Minnesota before he went down.
Whether or not the Vikings pick up Bridgewater's option, the organization has already tabbed Sam Bradford as their starting QB for 2017.
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