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Teddy Bridgewater aiming to complete 70 percent of his passes this season

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Teddy Bridgewater completed 64.4 percent of his passes in 2014, the third-highest mark by a rookie in NFL history. He wants to be even better in his second season with the Minnesota Vikings.

"Something always comes up, the receiver could slip running a route or you could get hit throwing the ball, but I think we try to aim to be over 70 percent in the quarterback room," Bridgewater told Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

"That's one of our goals. We take pride in completion percentage, we take pride in taking care of the football and commanding the offense. It's going to be a fun year. I have a ton of weapons at my exposure; and I can't wait to get everyone going."

Bridgewater has completed 78.6 percent of his passes this preseason, which puts him well ahead of Rich Gannon's preseason franchise record of 71.7, set in 1992.

It's unlikely Bridgewater will maintain that percentage during the regular season, but it's clear he has high expectations for 2015.

"Right now, I am in the position where I'm just the guy who distributes the football," he said. "Whether that is throwing a hitch route or a flare out of the backfield, I want to be perfect. That's the mindset, but no one is ever going to be perfect."

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