10. QB Teddy Bridgewater, MIN
Teddy B stepped up his game in 2015 and led the Minnesota Vikings to their first NFC North title since 2012. His statistics on the other hand, stayed relatively the same. Bridgewater finished the year with 3,231 yards passing, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions with a 65.3 percent completion percentage. That’s only about 500 more passing yards than last year and the same number of passing touchdowns.
All that matters though is that Bridgewater improved his season record by five wins. He takes care of the football and makes good decisions for the most part. All that separates Bridgewater from his competitors this playoffs is his accuracy, experience, and the fact that his team is one of few whose offense is primarily run-oriented.
He doesn’t throw the ball as much as Brady or Palmer because his offense runs through number 28 in the backfield. But when called upon, Bridgewater can make all the throws. The question is whether he’ll be able to do that against Richard Sherman and company, who’ve already thrashed the Vikings earlier this season.