Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer hasn’t revealed who is starting quarterback for Minnesota’s season opener against the Tennessee Titans will be, but apparently it won’t be Sam Bradford.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that Shaun Hill will start Sunday against the Titans. While this hasn’t been confirmed by the team, Anderson reports the decision was determined by Hill’s familiarity with the playbook.
“Shaun has been here almost two years and he knows all the plays,” a source told Anderson.
Bradford was acquired by Minnesota a week ago, which means time hasn’t been on his side. Bradford has been forced to rapidly get up to speed with the new playbook, but perhaps that process might require another week of practice. The same source told Anderson that Bradford is coming along quickly.
Bradford will assume the job eventually. The Vikings shipped away a first- and fourth-round pick to Philadelphia to acquire Bradford and general manager Rick Spielman surely would like to see some return on that investment sooner rather than later.