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Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater can make all throws

By Wesseling, Chris Vikings coordinator Norv Turner says Teddy Bridgewater has “been outstanding throwing the ball deep.” Does the rookie quarterback have the edge for the starting role?

Source: National Football League

Zulgad: Bridgewater expresses confidence without coming off as cocky


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Attempting to make any on-the-field judgments about Teddy Bridgewater after two minicamp practices not only would be extremely premature, it would qualify as downright silly.

But there is one thing you can say with complete confidence about the last pick of the first round in this year’s […]

Mike Zimmer won’t name Vikings QB ‘for a while’

By Wesseling, Chris Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that he won’t name a starting quarterback until training camp. Is Matt Cassel viewed as the heavy favorite over Teddy Bridgewater?

Source: National Football League

Zimmer: ‘Everybody wants to rush into things,’ but QB job is open


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mike Zimmer doesn’t want you to have your Teddy Bridgewater jerseys ready for Week 1.

Because not even he knows who will start for the Minnesota Vikings at quarterback come September.

“Everybody wants to rush into things,” Zimmer said Tuesday at the Vikings’ mandatory minicamp. “I […]

Zulgad: Polian’s plan would keep Bridgewater on the bench this season


The case was made in this space a month ago that the Vikings should exercise great patience when it comes to handing over the starting quarterback job to first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater.

The thought process in forming this opinion centered on a few factors.

Although Christian Ponder probably would have been a […]

Christian Ponder: If I played better, I wouldn’t be in this situation

By Josh Alper

No one can accuse Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder of being delusional. While the Vikings have been pushing the notion of a competition for the starting job that includes Ponder alongside Matt Cassel and first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater, Ponder has been taking fewer reps than the other two this spring. He can […]

Teddy Bridgewater is OK if he’s not an immediate starter

By Darin Gantt

The Vikings appear content to let Matt Cassel start if necessary. And Teddy Bridgewater said that if that’s necessary, he’s OK with it. The rookie quarterback will undoubtedly get his chance to be the Vikings starter at some point, but Bridgewater said if that isn’t Week One, he understands. “It’s not […]

OTA Observations: Bridgewater returns, makes strides with top offense


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Teddy Bridgewater dropped back five steps and completed a rocket of a pass to receiver Jarius Wright, who was on a deep slant route during the Minnesota Vikings’ two-minute drill on Thursday.

Bridgewater appeared to have shaken off all the rust coach Mike Zimmer said he had […]

OTA observations: With Bridgewater gone, Cassel takes first-team reps


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The order of red jerseys at Winter Park on Thursday afternoon looked pretty familiar.

Matt Cassel took the reins of the Minnesota Vikings’ starting offense as first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater attended a NFL Player’s Association event in Los Angeles. Akin to much of last season, Christian Ponder […]

Christian Ponder’s first-team reps shouldn’t disrupt the status quo


Teddy Bridgewater is still the favorite, the franchise quarterback and the future.

Matt Cassel is still the veteran fill-in quarterback.

And even though the Minnesota Vikings are opting to keep the quarterback competition open to Christian Ponder, …

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire