Vikings Exercise Option on Barr, not Bridgewater

The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fifth-year option on linebacker Anthony Barr, but declined to do the same with injured quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Barr was drafted ninth overall in 2014 and has started 42 games in three seasons with the Vikingss.

Bridgewater had won himself the starting quarterback job before suffering a devastating leg injury in the preseason last year and never played.  It still isn’t know when Bridgewater will play again, if ever.

After Bridgewater’s injury last year, the Vikings traded for Sam Bradford who set an NFL single-season record for completion percentage and enters 2017 as the starter.  The Vikings also signed Case Keenum to serve as backup to Bradford, will Bridgewater continues to rehab.

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