The Minnesota Vikings may have felt some concern over Teddy Bridgewater’s sore shoulder, but the quarterback quickly ended those worries while also displaying some impressive footwork on Sunday.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater Fools Chargers’s Adrian Phillips With Juke Move

Bridgewater, who missed last week’s victory at Seattle, led his team to a 23-10 home preseason win over the San Diego Chargers. The 23-year-old 2014 first-round draft pick out of Louisville completed 12 of 16 attempts for 161 yards and one touchdown in the first half.

However, it was what Bridgewater did to Chargers safety Adrian Phillips that proved he can be just as lethal as a running quarterback. As Bridgewater approached Phillips, he stutter-stepped, then juked right to leave the 24-year-old safety stunned.


That’s the the type of move one would usually expect from veteran running back Adrian Peterson, not his QB.

Bridgewater picked up 22 yards on the third-down play to earn the first down, thus keeping the drive alive. The Vikings finished the drive with a field goal to push their lead to 6-0.

Bridgewater’s juke rating on the video game Madden increased immediately:


The Chargers, who lost free safety Eric Weddle this offseason following a protracted feud with their former star safety, have been using Phillips in place of starter Jahleel Addae. Cleary, Philips will need to defend better than he did Sunday in order to retain that starting spot.

The Vikings will next host the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday for their final preseason game before visiting the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 11 for their regular-season opener.

The Chargers will host the San Francisco 49ers Thursday for their last preseason game before visiting the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 11 for their regular-season opener.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JANUARY 10: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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