Well, this just got a lot weirder than we all thought it would.
When Shaun Hill trotted out with the first team offense, we heard it was a coaches decision to sit Teddy Bridgewater. But then at halftime, Mike Zimmer gave a quick interview to Vikings sideline reporter Greg Coleman...and was a bit cagey with his answer on why he sat Teddy:
Zimmer to Greg Coleman on decision not to start Bridgewater: "It was my decision." Coleman: "His heath is OK?" Zimmer: "It was my decision."— Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) August 19, 2016
Yeah, this just became weird. If he's hurt, why not say something like 'he's got a minor thing, held him out as a precaution, but if it was the regular season he would play'? And another odd thing I've noticed, is that with a few Vines I've seen of Bridgewater on the sidelines he seems irritated.
But, in a sideline interview with Ben Leber, Bridgewater at least alleviated injury fears:
BRIDGEWATER: "Nothing at all to be concerned about. Like Coach Zimmer said it was his decision." #Vikings— KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) August 19, 2016
So he's not injured, but for whatever reason, Mize Zimmer didn't start him.