The Vikings start training camp this week, kicking off both their final preparations for the 2014 regular season and the final days of the competition for their starting quarterback job.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said a call on the starter “won’t be for a while,” although that’s not going to stop people from obsessing over how Matt Cassel, Christian Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater are faring in practices. It also won’t stop them from being asked questions about how they think things are playing out, although Bridgewater gave warning on Monday that he isn’t going to be a great source of information.
“That’s something I don’t feel comfortable talking about,” Bridgewater said, via ESPN.com. “I’m just looking forward to training camp. Can’t wait to get to Mankato, put the pads on and just continue doing what we’ve got to do — play football.”
Bridgewater was working out in Minneapolis Monday with a group that included Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and says he’s spent the last few weeks studying the playbook one way or another. Cassel is considered the favorite to start, but Bridgewater got first-team reps during the spring and could earn more this summer if his studies have him showing early mastery of the offense.