The Vikings have three candidates, in theory, for the quarterback job. New offensive coordinator Norv Turner likes his various options.
“We’ve got a really, really good group,” Turner told KFAN on Monday, via NFL.com. “We get between 120 to 140 snaps during a training camp day and that is plenty enough time for all the guys to work a rotation and give them bigger reps and evaluate them.”
Some think veteran Matt Cassel, who signed a two-year, $10 million contract after voiding the final year of his prior contract, will be the Week One starter, especially since Turner wanted Cassel last year in Cleveland. Others think rookie Teddy Bridgewater is being groomed to take over sooner than later.
“I think that Matt Cassel has had an outstanding spring and is getting himself ready to really have a good year,” Turner said. “And we know Teddy’s been really, really impressive and a lot further along than I expected him to be.”
Turner also has been impressed with Christian Ponder, the 2011 first-round pick whose struggles prompted the decision to pick Bridgewater. Which could prompt some to question whether Turner is merely saying nice things about everyone on the depth chart.
However it plays out, Vikings fans are gradually becoming happier and happier about the decision not to pursue Johnny Manziel.