Blazing fast wide receiver Mike Wallace is a valuable addition to Teddy Bridgewater’s passing arsenal, but that doesn’t mean Minnesota Vikings quarterback is overlooking the impact tight end Kyle Rudolph is primed to have in 2015.
"I’ll tell you, what’s even a better addition is have Kyle Rudolph back healthy," Bridgewater told Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune. "He’s like a whole new player on the team."
As a rookie last year, Bridgewater never got a real chance to see Rudolph at 100 percent. The tight end battled through sports hernia surgery, as well as knee and ankle injuries. Back in 2012, Rudolph was a Pro Bowler with 53 catches for 493 yards and nine touchdowns.
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Rudolph knows he can once again be that productive, if healthy.
"You see what my position is capable of in this offense," Rudolph said, per the Star-Tribune. ‘I’ve proven that throughout the course of a 16-game season, when I’m out there every week, I’m one of the best players at my position."
Bridgewater and Rudolph have all summer to build a chemistry, as this connection has the makings of a go-to option for the Vikings offense.