Minnesota Vikings Facing Dilemma At Quarterback


However, the team doesn't appear to have a clear idea which one, if any of them, will be the starter next season. Pat Shurmur is going to NY to be the next Giants head coach, and both Ben McAdoo and Mike McCoy have been rumored as the Vikings next offensive coordinator.

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said this week that he "definitely" sees himself as a starting quarterback in the league during the 2018 season, but he's heading into an offseason filled with uncertainty about where he might play and whether that team has the same view of his abilities. Bridgewater appeared in only one game this season, and one of his two passing attempts was intercepted.

"I don't know what the future holds", Bridgewater said Monday, Jan. 22, when asked if he intends to return to the Vikings. "So, we're just going to work through it, just like we always do, and go from there". "One of the things we plan to do is go through, first of all we're going to self scout, see the things we're good at, plays that hurt us".

On Minnesota's second possession, pressured by defensive end Chris Long and hit across the left arm and chest, Keenum threw a wobbly pass that cornerback Patrick Robinson picked off and ran 50 yards for a touchdown to tie the score 7-7. Although his season ended in Week 16 due to an ankle injury, Easton helped the Vikings revamp their screen game in his first full season as a starter. His playing time was limited to two series in the final minutes of a 34-7 rout of Cincinnati on December 17.

"We'll go through that process and go from there and see how that goes". "He's doing good now". "Point the finger at me before you point it at the players".

Zimmer discussed the research the Vikings did after Bridgewater got hurt and the rarity of the quarterback's well-ahead-of-schedule return. Half of those injuries, the coach said, were career-ending.

So what are the Vikings going to do for next season? Language in the collective bargaining agreement could allow Minnesota to keep Bridgewater under contract next season for the same $1.354 million he made in 2017, but Zimmer declined to speculate on what might occur.

"I feel great", Bridgewater said. "I would be guessing if I said what I think".

Remmers played the majority of his snaps at right tackle before moving to left guard in the postseason due to injuries.

Perhaps more importantly, Zimmer also appears confident that those knee problems are a thing of the past, especially since Bradford was healthy enough to serve as Keenum's backup in the playoffs. "I think there are some things that we can continually build on from what we've done". "A lot of them also congratulated us on our season, complimented our team and said they look forward to competing against us next year".

Will the Vikings bring him back?

I love the coaching staff. Before he became quarterbacks coach this season, Stefanski coached tight ends and running backs. The day I signed, I got a call from the owner welcoming me to the team.