Bridgewater backtracks on comments about Cleveland

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is backtracking on comments he made following the NFL Draft, about not wanting to play for the Cleveland Browns.

While appearing on The Dan Patrick Show, May 13th, Bridgewater said there was a chance he might go to Cleveland, but said that wasn't where he wanted to be.

I actually told my agent that's not the place where I wanted to be. Throughout this entire process I felt comfortable with the Minnesota Vikings. Every visit that I had with the team, you know, there was a family environment and the players, great guys. A great group of guys. So I felt comfortable wanting to play here.

Bridgewater told the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Tuesday he thinks the comments were misinterpreted.

"What I was saying was I had a strong feeling about the Minnesota Vikings," said Bridgewater. "I was able to meet with them five or six times in the pre-draft visits. I just had a pretty solid feeling about the Minnesota Vikings, but you know, I try to put the pre-draft stuff behind and try to just focus on my career with the Vikings.

He was in Cleveland taking part in the NFL Rookie Symposium.

Browns coach Mike Pettine may have taken an indirect shot at Bridgewater when he said last week that his quarterback, Johnny Manziel, was the only rookie who had a chance to start this season.

Whether he starts this year or not Bridgewater is confident he'll flourish in former Browns and now Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offense.

"You just have to be a great passer," said Bridgewater. "I feel I have some of those qualities to be a great passer, whether it's my accuracy, my decision-making or just protecting the football. I know I have a long way to go. I've only been there for six weeks. In six weeks I've been able to learn so much."

Turner has been impressed with Bridgewater to this point.

"I knew he'd be very accurate, I knew he'd make great decisions, quick decisions, but he's been outstanding throwing the ball deep, which some people though that was going to be an issue," Turner told FOX Sports Net.

Turner added that he believes that Bridgewater has shown that he can make all the throws he needs to.

Next Up

Shayne Munich

Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 6.26.50 PM

Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

Adam Thielen

Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

Image from iOS (19)

Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.

Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz, MDH react to record-setting COVID-19 deaths

Minnesota can expect further bad news over the coming weeks.

covid-19, coronavirus

Record 101 COVID-19 deaths reported in Minnesota

The figures are from Wednesday, with no update provided on Thanksgiving.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 9.29.12 AM

Target reveals its 'Cyber Week' online deals

The sales will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5.

Minneapolis police

Mayor Frey, Minneapolis police chief reveal new 'no-knock' policy

The new policy for Minneapolis Police Department was announced Wednesday.

Teddy Bridgewater

Coller: It's a what-if Sunday with Teddy Bridgewater's return

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

Ambulance hospital emergency

15-month-old girl's death being investigated by police in Fargo

The child died four days after being found unresponsive.

Related