Vikings unlikely to pick up Bridgewater’s 2018 option

Published 7:45 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

By Chris Tomasson

Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.

The Vikings are unlikely to pick up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option for 2018, but that wouldn’t necessarily mean 2017 would be his final season with the team.

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ESPN first reported Wednesday that the Vikings are not expected to invoke the $12.198 million option by Tuesday’s deadline. Bridgewater suffered a serious knee injury last August that has put his 2017 season is in jeopardy.

“The injury guarantee makes it tough to do,” a source told ESPN.