Teddy Bridgewater to Minnesota is starting to heat-up
The stats say this about Bridgewater: He is an accurate passer who is better at pushing the ball down the field than his detractors seem to think. He is also great against the blitz and fantastic in the red zone and on third down.
Bridgewater had a completion percentage of 71%, best among all QBs who were studied by ESPN Stats & Info. His average pass traveled 9.5 yards, a number that suggests he’s more than just an underneath passer.
His 71% completion percentage stayed exactly there, at 71%, against the blitz. He threw 15 TDs and one INT against the blitz, evidence that he’s great at pre-snap reads. His 53.5% completion percentage under pressure was second best among the QBs in the study. His TD-to-INT ratio in the red zone was 17-to-0. He converted 52.3% of his third down passes for first downs, the second highest percentage in the QB group.