The Minnesota Vikings exercised the fifth-year option on former UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, but declined to do the same with injured quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Bridgewater had cemented himself as the team’s offensive leader before suffering a horrific leg injury shortly before last season. It is still not known when Bridgewater will be able to play again, if ever. If he spends all of next season on the physically unable to perform list, his contract will roll over to 2018.
If Bridgewater does come back to play next season, the Vikings would have to negotiate a new deal with him to have him remain with the team.