Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater says time for rest is over

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

The NFL is about to go into hiding. Although no teams have workouts scheduled between minicamp and training camp, that doesn't mean Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has plans to go on a month-long vacation.

On the contrary, Bridgewater plans to "take advantage" of the approaching time crunch, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

"I try to be a constant grinder, so I'm going to try to continue to work the whole time," Bridgewater told the Pioneer Press. "You know, I had an entire offseason from January to the beginning of workouts (in April), so I had enough time to rest back then. So now it's time to shift my focus to the season."

Bridgewater's teammates have taken note of the heightened work ethic. Wide receiver Charles Johnson, for example, told the Pioneer Press that the second-year quarterback has become "more of a leader" and "demands that respect" in the huddle.

After taking over the starting role and throwing for nearly 3,000 yards as a rookie, Bridgewater's growing confidence is probably a byproduct of his growing comfort.

"I have more of a feel for what the coaches are trying do here, as far as game plan-wise," Bridgewater told the Pironeer Press. "Last year, I was kind of learning my way around game plans and getting a feel for coaches Norv (Turner, the offensive coordinator) and Scott Turner (the quarterbacks coach), and what they're asking of us.

"But having a year under my belt, I can see why (Norv Turner is) calling certain plays and where he wants to go with the football. ... Having an understanding of the coordinator, I think I'm that far ahead this year."

(h/t TwinCities.com)

Photo Credit: Lynne Sladky/Contract Photographer

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