The Minnesota Vikings made a good decision in drafting Teddy Bridgewater years ago. The franchise has had it's fair share of ups and downs. The NFL season is quickly approaching and it is looking to be a competitive season.

A big setback for the team was the injury to their franchise QB Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater recently talked to the media about when he will return and on his overall progress.

Staying confident

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback is still staying confident with the devastating injury he sustained last season. An article via ESPN by Ben Goessling gives information on Bridgewater addressing the media for the first time since the injury and on when he will make his debut.

The article states that the Knee Injury occurred about 11 months ago in a final practice in the preseason. Teddy Bridgewater still is unsure of when he will make his return to the NFL. The team has the QB on the physically unable to perform list.

The Vikings QB tore multiple ligaments and dislocated his left knee last year on August 30. The injury was abysmal when it first occurred. Knee injuries can be pretty atrocious and it takes a lot of heart for a player to recover from it. Bridgewater sensed something was not right when he went down and it was all over the media when it first happened.

A fighter

The Louisville product is a fighter and he clings to hope. Hope runs in his family as his own mother is fighting breast cancer and he credited her for his fight to the media.

A quote that struck out in the article and in the news conference was, "That's the good thing about all this- I get to continue to live out my dream," Bridgewater stated. He also said, "We don't know when it's going to happen, but for me, I know that it's going to happen." The twenty-four-year-old player remains confident in his abilities and knows that he will make a return sooner or later.

Coach Mike Zimmer believes he is progressing very well and is doing a good job. They let him make some throws in individual drills during a minicamp back in June.

The future

The Vikings are looking to have another good season and questions abound concerning Bridgewater. The team declined his fifth-year year option back in May, so it is important that he plays this season.

If he does not return or does not play well in his debut, the team will have no choice but to cut ties with him and find another playmaker.

Teddy Bridgewater just wants to get back to football, hopefully he will return this year and play well. His career depends on it.