Earlier today, we brought you the news of a report from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that said the Minnesota Vikings would start Shaun Hill at quarterback on Sunday when they open their season in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans.
Apparently someone pretty important disagrees with that. . .at least on the surface.
After today’s practice at Winter Park, head coach Mike Zimmer said that the team had not decided on a starter yet, and that they would split first-team snaps this week in practice between Hill and newly-acquired Sam Bradford.
According to Ben Goessling of ESPN (via the Vikings’ homepage on ESPN.com), Bradford said that his second practice with the team today went much better than his first practice did, but admitted that he’s never had to learn an offense this quickly before.
Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Zimmer has been pretty impressed with Bradford thus far.
"He throws the ball great. He’s been a starting quarterback and a No. 1 pick in the draft," Zimmer said. "I said after Teddy [Bridgewater] got that hurt that we were going to try to figure out how to continue to win and play good. And we’re going to do everything we possibly can."
We talked earlier about how offensive coordinator Norv Turner has gotten quarterbacks ready on short notice before. We don’t know, at this point, whether or not he’s going to get an opportunity to try it again with Sam Bradford, but contrary to what was reported earlier in the day, it sounds like it’s now at least a possibility.