"Right now, we're not as good as what we think," Bridgewater said, via USA Today's Tom Pelissero. "We know that the ceiling is very high and the expectation level is very high -- not only for the players, but from a coaching staff also. We know what's being asked of us, but we have a long way to go."
We're not ready to hand the NFC North to the Vikings, but it's the presence of Bridgewater that has us excited for Minnesota this season.
Coach Mike Zimmer saw enough promise in the former Louisville star to hand him the keys to the franchise by early December.
Bridgewater showed supreme accuracy, touch and pocket presence the rest of the way, completing 72.1 percent of his passes over the final five games.