Teddy Bridgewater: Recovery taught me 'you're never out of the fight'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater took another small step Tuesday in his inspirational comeback from a gruesome knee injury, impressing on Day 1 of the New York Jets' minicamp. Before practice, Bridgewater opened up about his long recovery, reflecting on the day it happened - Aug. 30, 2016 -- and how he has managed to persevere despite long odds. "It's in my DNA," he said, alluding to his mother, Rose Murphy, who overcame breast cancer. The former Minnesota Vikings starter has made a strong impression on his new team, including coach Todd Bowles, who called Bridgewater's injury one of the most horrific in NFL history. "All you can do is cringe. It's probably one of the worst injuries I've seen since L.T.-Theismann in that Monday night game," Bowles said, referring to the 1985 game in which Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann suffered a broken leg after being hit by the Giants' Lawrence Taylor. "But he seems to be bouncing...

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