When Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel injured his foot against the New Orleans Saints, understudy QB Teddy Bridgewater was shoved into the spotlight.
Bridgewater, a 2014 first round pick out of Louisville, was impressive. Bridgewater completed 12 of his 20 attempts (60% completion rate) for 150 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero picks.
The Vikings would eventually fall to the Saints 20-9, but Bridgewater’s solid outing could give the Vikes some momentum heading into their Week Four matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is also another rookie signal caller who saw his first NFL action last week. Bortles went 14-24 while registered 223 passing yards, two TD’s, and two picks.
Bortles and the Jags are facing the San Diego Chargers this weekend.
Both Bortles and Bridgewater are looking to win this weekend. For the two, it’s going to come down to how mistake-free they can play.