Everyone knows that the Minnesota Vikings are going to be looking for a quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft. The team is heading to LSU to see Zach Mettenberger’s pro day and now it is being reported that the team will bring Teddy Bridgewater in for a visit early next week. This news may lead some people to believe that the team is leaning towards Bridgewater with the No. 8 overall pick.
Bridgewater is visiting several teams in this last month before the NFL Draft and Minnesota is just part of the process. He threw for 3,970 yards to go with 31 touchdowns and just four interceptions last season for Louisville as the Cardinals went 12-1. There has been some thought that Bridgewater could even go as high as No. 1 in the draft to the Texans but the Vikings are just doing their due diligence in having Bridgewater in along with talking to other quarterbacks to see who the best fit would be for them going into the 2014 season.
The question that needs to be answered though is whether or not Bridgewater is worth taking at No. 8 in the draft. Many mock drafts have Bridgewater being pegged at the No. 8 spot. There are others though who have Bridgewater much lower in the first round or not even in the first round at all. That must be very concerning considering that the team reached to get Christian Ponder with the No. 12 pick not long ago. It may not be the team’s best interest to reach again for a potential franchise quarterback. The idea of bringing Bridgewater in however is a smart move.
The team has to examine every option that they have along with the fact that they can bring in up to 30 prospects before the draft. There are going to be good quarterbacks available outside the first round like Jimmy Garoppolo, Mettenberger, Aaron Murray and A.J. McCarron. Mike Zimmer and the rest of the Vikings organization are working hard before the scenes to figure out who the best fit at quarterback will be for the future. It could be Bridgewater or Mettenberger or someone else but the fact that Bridgewater is coming to the Twin Cities for a visit could be a small sign of where the thinking is headed.