WATCH: Former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater appears in 1st NFL game since tearing ACL

Minnesota Vikings-Teddy Bridgewater

Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made his first in-game appearance since Jan. 10, 2016 during mop-up duty against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Bridgewater, a former Heisman-winning Louisville QB, received a standing ovation:

It’s the first snap Bridgewater has seen since losing to the Seattle Seahawks 10-9 in the 2015-16 NFC Wild Card in his second season out of college. He suffered a dislocated knee and a torn ACL when he went down during a noncontact drill at practice just two weeks before the 2016 season was set to begin.

Bridgewater was given the nod with a 34-0 lead and 10:38 remaining in the fourth quarter, all but ensuring that the Vikings will improve to 11-3 with just two weeks left of the regular season. Case Keenum, who has filled the starting role under center with great command (and to nearly everyone’s surprise), has been exceptional in 2017, completing over 67 percent of his passes for 3,000-plus yards, 20 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.

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