If a quarterback change is in the offing for the Minnesota Vikings, it won’t be taking place this week.
Just moments ago, Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer announced that Case Keenum will start at quarterback for the Vikings this week in their battle against the Los Angeles Rams. That means that Teddy Bridgewater will remain on the bench, but will serve as Keenum’s backup.
Keenum had an outstanding game. . .well, three quarters of an outstanding game. . .this past Sunday against the Washington Redskins, leading the team to a 38-30 victory. He threw a career-high four touchdown passes in guiding the purple to a fifth consecutive win.
As things stand now, the Vikings are 5-2 in games that Keenum has started this season (and 6-2 in games that he’s finished). Apparently the team feels that sticking with Keenum gives them their best chance of picking up a sixth straight win this Sunday, and they’re probably right. Teddy Bridgewater, for as great a story he’s been and all the progress he’s made, is still a question mark at this point. In preparing for a game that could, potentially, have an impact on a first-round bye and home field advantage in the NFC playoffs, the Vikings are going to roll with the quarterback that has gotten them to this point.
Like most of you out there, I’m relatively certain that the Vikings will be turning to Teddy Bridgewater at some point this season. But, that point will not be Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.