2014 Quarterback Class Making the Jump

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Sep 20, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks on during the second half against the Detroit Lions at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings won 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Teddy Bridgewater

The Minnesota Vikings traded back into the first round to grab Teddy Bridgewater, who was still there at No. 32. Of all the quarterbacks from this draft class, he went into the best situation. Even though mercurial running back Adrian Peterson was suspended last year, Bridgewater had an offensive line to protect him and receivers to throw to.

He did a pretty good job with his circumstances too, with a record of 6-6 as a starting quarterback. In the 13 games he played, he completed 64.4 percent of his passes for almost 3,000 yards, 14 TDs, 12 INTs and a quarterback rating of 85.2. Unlike most rookie quarterbacks, he did a good job beating the blitz but his interceptions came from staring his receiver down.

In the opener with Peterson, Bridgewater looked to have regressed in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers. But in Week 2, Bridgewater found his lane as a game-manager, using Peterson to his advantage. He only threw for 153 yards but completed 78 percent of his passes with no INTs while throwing two TDs.

At some point, the NFC is going to have to deal with Peterson and Bridgewater.

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