"I think when Teddy decides to be the leader of the football team, because right now he's still feeling his way a little bit and his personality is just do what you do and do what you have to do," Zimmer said. "This franchise is Teddy's. I know that was a good headline for you."
Zimmer was right; saying that Bridgewater can lead the Vikings when he wants to makes for a great headline, especially when it seems like he's closer than ever to actually taking the reins.
A Ryan defense is a difficult puzzle for any quarterback to solve, and Bridgewater finished the game with a completion percentage in the 70s, a positive touchdown-to-interception ratio and more than 300 yards passing. Over the past two weeks, he is 34 of 48 for 447 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. That's good for a passer rating of 119.
Now, he has games at Detroit and Miami coming next. A continuation would establish Bridgewater as the franchise quarterback without Zimmer needing to say it.