Case Keenum: In my head, I’m sure I’m the starter

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will wait until tomorrow to say whether Case Keenum or Teddy Bridgewater is the starting quarterback. But Keenum says he feels he’s the guy.

Keenum said on the Dan Patrick Show that he’s approaching this week as if he’s starting against the Rams on Sunday.

“In my own head, I for sure am. That’s how I’ve approached it, that’s how I’ve answered it. I don’t know how else to answer it. That’s how I have to approach every week,” Keenum said.

It would be hard to justify benching Keenum, given that he’s been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this year and has led the Vikings to the top of the NFC North — even though Bridgewater was the Vikings’ franchise quarterback before he got hurt in training camp last year.

Keenum has said repeatedly that he likes Bridgewater and is happy that he’s healthy enough to play again. But there’s little doubt that Keenum would be disappointed to lose his job now, after far exceeding expectations this season.

86 responses to “Case Keenum: In my head, I’m sure I’m the starter

  1. Fellow Vikings fans calling for a switch now are idiots. Keenum is playing really well and the team is winning. If they pull him out just to put Bridgewater’s face out there we might as well call it a season.

  2. Don’t mess with success. Maybe give Case some rest on a short week and let Teddy play a few series against Detroit on Thanksgiving, but Case should still be the starter overall.

    SKOL……

  3. The sooner you put Bridgewater in, the sooner he’ll be ready when you *need* him. Anyone watching the second half of the game Sunday knows they’re going to need Bridgewater to win the Super Bowl.

  4. I’m not saying that I’m starting Bridgewater, but I’m not sold that Keenum is better than Bridgewater. For big good play Keenum has made, he’s made a questionable play as well. So far, his receivers have typically bailed him out, but he has shown a fair bit of inaccuracy – especially when he is throwing off his back foot. He’s also made some questionable passing decisions (and has gotten lucky on several should-have-been interceptions).

    Having said all of that, he HAS gotten better each game – back-to-back interceptions not withstanding.

  5. Vikings fans saying Case needs to keep starting are wearing some serious purple colored glasses and are too busy listening to the national media and not spending enough time reading local sources. The guy is just good enough to help us lose round 1 of the playoffs. Straight up, they need to put Teddy in because they need to have him ready to go for the playoffs. Case isn’t a franchise QB. He will never be a franchise QB. He is a great back up. Teddy gives us the best chance to win a playoff game and will need some time to work out any kinks in his game.

    I wouldn’t start him against the Rams. I would definitely start him against the Lions.

  6. It’s already been reported that Case is starting this week, as he should be. The problem is that Case Keenum has not suddenly become “one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.” He’s playing better than ever because he’s in a good system and is surrounded by a lot of talent, but he is not a better quarterback than Teddy Bridgewater. The problem is that Bridgewater is an unknown because of the layoff and he will definitely be rusty if he’s put in there. It would take a lot of guts to start Bridgewater when Keenum is performing adequately, but I’m afraid that’s what’s going to have to happen if you want to make a playoff run. I don’t know that I would have the guts to do it.

    It’s what we in the business call a conundrum.

  7. There is no reason to pull Keenum now simply because he’s playing too well to justify it. The one thing that the Vikings cannot let happen is to yank Keenum while he’s playing well and put Bridgewater in and have Teddy not play well. The important thing is to win these games, and you don’t mess with success.

    The one team that Keenum didn’t play well against after taking over was Detroit. If Keenum stinks it up against the Rams, then I can see Zimmer starting Bridgewater against the Lions. If he stumbles against the Lions, I can see Bridgewater in the second half of that game. If the Vikings win these two games, then they have a QB problem, a good one.

  8. Keenum is on a very short leash, but the Vikings aren’t going to rush Bridgewater back and take out the hot hand right now. I think it’s more-so trying to leverage that couple hours of gameplanning from the Rams towards Teddy by not outright saying who the starter will be.

  9. Case stays the starter until the Divison is locked up and at least one home play-off game. Then you can give Teddy B a chance to play in one of the last three game preferably Chicago, the last game of the year. I love Teddy too remarkable story but the team and this division, play-off run come first. Sign Case to an incentive laden contract for next year, toll Teddy’s contract, let em battle it out in camp.

  10. Unless you’re a backup QB for Packers or Patriots, there isn’t an NFL player worth his salt that doesn’t think he should be starting. On the one hand, Keenum’s historic performance demonstrates he’ll come back to earth, yet on the other hand, during those past games he started, his teams or coaching may have been substandard. The problem is that when he does come back to earth, which he most certainly will in some form, if Teddy doesn’t have game reps, the transition will be tougher. I doubt there is anyone out there that thinks Keenum is the long-range answer here and at some point the Vikes have to see if Teddy has the physical ability to play next year.

  11. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    According to Vike fans, he’s the second coming of Kurt Warner.
    ________

    For once, there’s a sliver of truth in what you’re saying. Most Viking fans are afraid of making a change when the team is winning, but why do we have to settle for beating sub-.500 teams? We don’t really know if Teddy would make the team a lot better, but sometimes you have to take a risk to get a big reward. It could be that Keenum is the second coming of Brian Hoyer, Nick Foles, or Ryan Fitzpatrick. The one thing we do know is that Case Keenum is not the 2018 starter, so why should we stick with him now when there is probably a better option?

  12. Get out of town with the “hot hand” and the “Case is playing great” nonsense.

    Case is playing like you would expect a high end backup QB to play. He’s been good at times and made some boneheaded decisions at times that show why he’s not a starter.

    The Vikings will need better QB play to go the distance.

  13. It would be hard to justify benching Keenum, given that he’s been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this year
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    Uhh, NO. middle of the pack? maybe.

  14. detroitsportsfan11 says:

    November 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Please, Please, Please put in Bustwater! The Vikings are such trash with him!
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    2015 Division champs with Teddy. The lions have not had a division title since 1993. I know division titles are not the be all to end all, but seriously, why are you even talking? Highest paid QB in the NFL and he cant even win a division title? Your team is 2 games back, seriously just keep quiet…although, im quit certain you and several other ” lions fans” are actually packers fans in disguise.

  15. Carl Gerbschmidt says:

    November 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    According to Vike fans, he’s the second coming of Kurt Warner.
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    Outright lie. The next time you post something relevant will be the 1st time.

  16. Carl Gerbschmidt says:

    November 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    According to Vike fans, he’s the second coming of Kurt Warner.
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    according to any NFL team your team is hot garbage….

  17. when declaring keenum as playing better than bridgewater ever has, a lot of people forget the situation bridgewater was in. first and second down belonged to peterson, and he was playing in a different offense. Given those constraints (even just the constraint or playing with peterson), i’m not sure how much better he could have played.

    however, and there is a giant however, you can’t bench keenum for playing the way he is right now. he will likely produce some reasons for bridgewater to get the nod soon all on his own, so it’s worth waiting a little bit. there’s a good chance this offense really starts to take off under bridgewater, but there’s an almost equal chance it doesn’t.

    no matter who is playing qb, the movie probably ends the same as alluded to in the power rankings earlier today, but screwing up the qb situation or handling it correctly could also impact the end of the movie. we will just have to see.

  18. also, regardless of who is playing qb, if the vikings get a home playoff game the question might become what to do with a possibly healthy bradford. we’ve seen what he can do when healthy and it’s probably a bit better than both

  19. I know division titles are not the be all to end all.
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    bigdaddyrockytop says:

    November 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    A Vikings fan bringing up division titles again lol, imagine that.
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    A little reading comprehension would go a long way with you, but you are probably to inane to know what that is.

    I used that to illustrate that Minnesota was actually not hot garbage with Teddy at QB. They actually had a a recent division title(if they mean zilch, why have them? but that’s an argument for another day) The lions haven’t done even that in 24 years, so why run the mouth?( As stated prior- its a packers fan in disguise) Matt Stafford has done nothing.

  20. reminds me when brady got hurt and the pats had cassel, or even when tomzcak was starting qb in pittsburgh – as a fan you’re hopeful, but you understand the reality of a career back-up. it’s only a matter of time. they get exposed in the playoffs.

  21. On top of the fact that case is playing very well right now, Sunday’s game is against his old team. I doubt there is anyone that wants to beat the rams more than Case. It would be a major mistake to play Teddy this coming weekend.

  22. 87hollywoodhorn says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:40 pm
    man it dont take an nfl scout to look at him throw that slow wobbly ball and say “this dude is not an NFL quarterback”.

    Keenum STINKS!
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    Yeah, Chiefs thought the same thing when they pulled Gannon and started Grbac. Look how well that turned out!

  23. Some are saying that the Vikings will need a better QB if they want to go deep inn the playoffs. Do they not realize that Teddy Bridgewater is the only other option? We’re not exactly talking about Joe Flacco here.

  24. The Vikes have handled this well so far, clearly saying Bridgewater will become the starter, and not saying when.

    Case has played out of his mind this year, and he’s a big part of the 7-2 record. He is still Case Keenum, he’s still not a franchise guy, but he’s done a hell of a job.

    And what do you do with a player who’s done a hell of a job for you? Let’s not forget we’re playing the Rams, the very team that marginalized Keenum. He had the awkward job of starting in place of the heir apparent last year while running Jeff Fisher’s high school offense and getting killed. Goff is crushing it in no small part due to his talent, but also because he has an offensive genius at head coach and the best left tackle in the game, assets Keenum would have killed for during his tenure as the Rams starter.

    The human thing to do, the thing that gets all the players lined up to go after this Rams team, is to tell them that story and leave Keenum in as the starter. You cannot possibly pip the guy after how hard he’s worked, how well he’s played, how well the team has functioned, as you go up against the team that ran him out of town.

    What you do next week depends on Sunday, but you ABSOLUTELY start Case Keenum at home against the Rams. Hell, maybe Zim announces this game as Case’s last start, but he has to play this game.

  25. therealjr says:

    November 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    The sooner you put Bridgewater in, the sooner he’ll be ready when you *need* him. Anyone watching the second half of the game Sunday knows they’re going to need Bridgewater to win the Super Bowl.
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    Super Bowl with Teddy… I don’t think so!

  26. Media just making a big deal of this. Why are you guys even giving this attention? Keenum is the UN-QUESTION starter here. Only debate would be when his luck runs out and Teddy gets his shot again. Ignore the media just looking to stir things up.

  27. I love Teddy but honestly, I do not understand why there’s a debate on this. For 2017, this Case Keenum’s job to lose…he’s earned it! Teddy has not played for what, 14 months? Looking good in practice does not count, game conditions cannot be simulated. I really hope Keenum kills it for the remainder of the season, leads a deep run into the playoffs (SB maybe?)…then gets his payday next year (either with the Vikes or someone else). Meanwhile, Teddy can continue to ease his way back into the mix.

  28. detroitsportsfan11 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    Please, Please, Please put in Bustwater! The Vikings are such trash with him!

    ****

    Vikes won the divison and swept the lions last time he was the starter.

  29. Case is excellent, so far he’s the man and I’d like to see him stay in the starting position.

    However, this is NOT just smoke and mirrors for Zimmer. He is seriously considering starting Teddy this week.

    I wish it wasn’t so but it is. Go Vikes

  30. “This isnt the Browns organization we’re talking about here”

    No but its the Barneys, hardly better most years.

  31. Can somebody please queue up the The Cranberries song “Zombie” from the ’90’s.
    “In your Head, In your head…. Zombie, Zombie Zombie”

    Your in trouble when you make a statement like that Case

  32. Yeah, only the Vikings could screw this up. Keenum isnt very good either, but he is getting it done. Plus, Teddy is garbage. I am not sure why anyone thinks he is the answer to anything. He cant even throw it 30 yards without it skipping on the ground. Good guy though.

  33. I believe this:

    1. Keenum is good enough to take the Vikings to the playoffs, but probably not much further.
    2. If Teddy is 100%, he is a better QB, and their QB of the future.
    3. Even though Teddy looks better than Keenum in practice, it will take him a few games to knock the rust off.

    What I don’t know:

    1. How will the injury affect Teddy mentally.
    2. How long will it take Teddy to knock off the rust.
    3. How does Teddy look in this offense.

    With all that being said, Zim has to start Case this week, and definitely has to start him against the Lions. After that, they will have 11 days to get ready for Atlanta so will have time to prepare both QBs to “start”. I think that’s where Teddy gets his first action, if he looks as good in practice as the local media has been saying.

  34. Matt Stafford might be able to take this Vikings team past one and done. He is by far better than any QB on the Vikings roster. Im not a Lions fan by the way. I just enjoy Vikings fans bringing up division titles over and over and over. You wouldnt think you guys would want to point that out considering Green Bay has won in 9 times and the Vikings 3 since it changed to the North. Ancient history only counts for division titles not championships right?

  35. Vikings fans saying Case needs to keep starting are wearing some serious purple colored glasses and are too busy listening to the national media and not spending enough time reading local sources. The guy is just good enough to help us lose round 1 of the playoffs. Straight up, they need to put Teddy in because they need to have him ready to go for the playoffs. Case isn’t a franchise QB. He will never be a franchise QB. He is a great back up. Teddy gives us the best chance to win a playoff game and will need some time to work out any kinks in his game.

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    What has Teddy done in the playoffs, or even the regular season that is so much better than what Keenum has done so far? Has he won any playoff games? No. Has he led the Vikings to numerous playoff births? No. Has he thrown for even 15 tds in a season? No.

    Keenum is playing at a higher level right now than Teddy has in the past. And you want to bench him….you must be a Packers fan……

  36. I don’t understand all of the talk about Bridgewater. He’s done nothing but been mediocre, and he’s primarily benefitted from the Vikings defense. Bridgewater has been in one playoff game, and the Vikings lost. To his credit, he got his team into position for a game winning field goal, but he could have solved the problem by himself by getting his team into the end zone just once. In his other big game for the division title in 2015 against Green Bay, the Vikings won despite him, as he was 10-19 for 99 yards and an INT in the biggest game of the year.

    The guy has 28 TD’s and 21 INT’s in his career. He’s coming off of a major injury that’s probably slowed down his ability to escape. That’s fine that he’s a great guy and everybody loves him and is rooting for him, but that doesn’t make him good. He’s always been judged on what he might do rather than what he actually does. Even Zimmer does that. He’ll excoriate Keenum for his INT’s, but he won’t say squat about Teddy’s.

  37. I was at the game on Sunday – Diggs & Thielen make Case look great. What isn’t great is the fact MN should have had 45-50 pts, but Case threw too very costly INT’s & madr it a game again late. If he was the starter he would have gotten those points & Teddy could have gotten some garbage time snaps. QB by commit

  38. Keenum has started 7 games this season and appeared in 8. Here are his stats vs the first 8 games of the 2015 season with Bridgewater starting:

    Teddy’15 first 8 games- 149/232 1670 yds 6 TD 6 INT

    Case’17 first 8 games- 170/262 1914 yds 11 TD 5 INT

    Maybe comparing apples to oranges here, but completion % is basically the same. Case has more yards and TD’s and less picks. Start Keenum.

  39. From my observation, Case is an intense competitor. He’ll scrap and make plays when he needs to and keeps the offense pushing forward in tight spots.
    However, he’s absolutely sucked at maintaining a lead and playing it safe. An example being this last week throwing 2 INT’s when all he had to do was just eat up clock and not turn the ball over.
    With the defense the Vikings have, if they’re going to go far into the playoffs, the quarterback has to be able to eat the clock and not turn it over when your team has the lead, and I hate to say it but Case is not the guy to do that. I think the team is good enough to win the NFC championship game, but not with case behind center. There’s just no way he’ll be able to compete with Wentz or Wilson when it comes to crunch time.

  40. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm
    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    According to Vike fans, he’s the second coming of Kurt Warner.
    ________

    For once, there’s a sliver of truth in what you’re saying. Most Viking fans are afraid of making a change when the team is winning, but why do we have to settle for beating sub-.500 teams? We don’t really know if Teddy would make the team a lot better, but sometimes you have to take a risk to get a big reward. It could be that Keenum is the second coming of Brian Hoyer, Nick Foles, or Ryan Fitzpatrick. The one thing we do know is that Case Keenum is not the 2018 starter, so why should we stick with him now when there is probably a better option?

    ____________

    The operative word here is probably. We really don’t know if Teddy is better than Keenum. There is nothing in Teddy’s history that would prove otherwise. Kase is winning now. Do you risk the team’s current momentum just to see if there’s ANY upside to putting Teddy in? Even if Teddy is better- it will only be that he’s only slightly better. Your username does show a bit of bias. 😉 On that same note- at some point I hope Teddy lights it up and becomes the QB we were all hoping he’d be. He looked great in the preseason prior to his injury.

  41. bigdaddyrockytop says:

    November 14, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Matt Stafford might be able to take this Vikings team past one and done. He is by far better than any QB on the Vikings roster. Im not a Lions fan by the way. I just enjoy Vikings fans bringing up division titles over and over and over. You wouldnt think you guys would want to point that out considering Green Bay has won in 9 times and the Vikings 3 since it changed to the North. Ancient history only counts for division titles not championships right?
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    It was explained to you twice. Either you are ignorant or willfully obtuse. My guess is the former rather than the latter.

  42. My problem with this as a Vikings fan is that while we all love Teddy and his story, he has yet to play at the level Keenum currently is playing at. We know Keenum can keep at this level. Why chance a change in hopes that Teddy can deliver what the Vikings already has?? Makes no sense.

    Isn’t it possible that Case Keenum isn’t a career backup?? Why isn’t it possible that he’s elevated his game to that of a Top 20 starter in the league?? He’s sure playing like it.

    Guess I’m saying….don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. The Vikings future starting QB just may be the guy currently playing.

  43. In my own head I hear these little voices telling me that I should be the starter and then I hear other voices saying remember what team you’re on and what their track record is in making the right decision. Oh well it was fun while lasted.

  44. Both of these QB’s are very likable. The fact that Bridgewater was highly drafted and Keenum wasn’t shouldn’t factor into the equation at this point.
    Keenum has played damn good, and is really in sync with Shurmur.
    No one is talking about Shurmur, but his play calling has been excellent!
    No way Bridgewater comes out sharp and without rust.
    Why in the world would you mess up a good thing?
    Keenum deserves to start!

  45. frank booth says:
    November 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm
    I don’t understand all of the talk about Bridgewater. He’s done nothing but been mediocre, and he’s primarily benefitted from the Vikings defense. Bridgewater has been in one playoff game, and the Vikings lost. To his credit, he got his team into position for a game winning field goal, but he could have solved the problem by himself by getting his team into the end zone just once. In his other big game for the division title in 2015 against Green Bay, the Vikings won despite him, as he was 10-19 for 99 yards and an INT in the biggest game of the year.
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    Funny how you fail to mention that both games were played in extremely cold weather in which the QBs on the other teams struggled just as much, if not more than Bridgewater. All-World Rodgers had like 77 yards late in the 3rd quarter with the Vikings up 20-3, so Zim called off the dogs and he picked up a bunch of garbage stats at the end while Vikings were just running out the clock. And in the Seattle game, other than a miraculous “scramble around and throw it up for grabs” TD by Wilson, they had all of 3 points.

  46. mnvikes1961 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    The operative word here is probably. We really don’t know if Teddy is better than Keenum. There is nothing in Teddy’s history that would prove otherwise. Kase is winning now. Do you risk the team’s current momentum just to see if there’s ANY upside to putting Teddy in? Even if Teddy is better- it will only be that he’s only slightly better. Your username does show a bit of bias. 😉 On that same note- at some point I hope Teddy lights it up and becomes the QB we were all hoping he’d be. He looked great in the preseason prior to his injury.
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    I’m not calling for Keenum’s head. I think he should play until he shows that he doesn’t give the team the best chance to win. That said, don’t fool yourself into thinking he’s better than a fully healthy Teddy Bridgewater. Keep in mind that the Vikings were 7-2 at this point two years ago, with a worse defense, a much worse offensive line, less talent at wide receiver, a less imaginative offensive coordinator, and a running back that demanded the ball every first and second down. Teddy was a first round pick; Case was an undrafted free agent. This is Keenum’s third team in five years; Teddy was considered this team’s franchise quarterback. In 2015, Teddy had a passer rating above 90 in half his games. Keenum has a passer rating above 90 in 3 of 8 games.

    The ONLY reason Teddy isn’t starting this week is because he’s been out for so long. He has much more talent than Keenum and he will be the starter next year. He’s shown that he can win when things are stacked against him; I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to think that he can keep the wheels turning just as well as career backup Case Keenum.

  47. This isn’t even a conversation. Of course Keenum is the starter. Everyone knows that. Why mess with something that’s working. They won’t, they have no reason too. this story is needs to be replaced by a backup, that’s the real issue here…

  48. 200 yards, 1/3 TD, 78 passer rating….. Case Keenum against teams with winning records.

    After this home game against the Rams, the Vikes are @ Detroit, @ Atlanta, @ Carolina

    This thing will figure itself out once Keenum plays real teams. Good game against the Skins, but don’t forget he almost threw the best game of his career away in the 4th Quarter.

  49. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    November 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm
    Vikings Fan: “In my head, I’m sure we only have ZERO Championships.”

    ZERO.
    —–
    Everyone knows the Vikings have 1 championship.

    Well, everyone except this guy and packer fans.

  50. Funny the way people think Bridgewater wouldn’t be any better than Keenum. This Vikings team offensively at least is totally different than 2015. TB is a better QB than Keenum and will take the Vikings to the next level soon.

  51. As a Rams fan it would be smart to start Keenum IMO. This is the biggest game of the year for both teams so far and the Rams defense has been very stout as of late. Does Teddy have the higher ceiling…sure he does but it’s safe to assume he is going to be rusty and tedious at best. That’s something you don’t want facing a defense like that.

  52. Hey 13worldchampioinships, too bad this season is already shaping up much differently. No sweeping the Lions this year. Care to recall Week 4?

    On Thanksgiving Day, say goodbye to your division lead, boy!

    ONE PRIDE!

  53. And it doesn’t matter which Minnesota QB is playing on Thanksgiving Day, it won’t even be a game when the Lions already will have it won halfway into the 2nd quarter!

    And Packer fans, get lost already! The Lions already finished your sorry team!

  54. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    And it doesn’t matter which Minnesota QB is playing on Thanksgiving Day, it won’t even be a game when the Lions already will have it won halfway into the 2nd quarter!

    And Packer fans, get lost already! The Lions already finished your sorry team!
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    But you are a Packer fan. Why would you say that about your own team?

  55. Liberalsruineverything, with that name, shouldn’t you be boycotting the NFL with all of your people?

    Then again, I think you are the closeted Packers fan, given your hero Scott Walker is Governor of that state, and is ‘ruining everything’.

    But go ahead and continue disparaging the great city of Detroit like you did in the previous thread.

  56. I am just going off of what I have seen. The only time Bradford has been decent in his career was last year. He is old, injury prone, and inconsistent. Bridgewater was just getting past his “deer in the headlights” phase when he got injured. He can’t read progressions, and holds the ball way too long. Keenum is the closest thing to a franchise QB on your roster, and it not even close. Mark my words.

  57. beer4guy says:
    November 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm
    frank booth says:
    November 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm
    I don’t understand all of the talk about Bridgewater. He’s done nothing but been mediocre, and he’s primarily benefitted from the Vikings defense. Bridgewater has been in one playoff game, and the Vikings lost. To his credit, he got his team into position for a game winning field goal, but he could have solved the problem by himself by getting his team into the end zone just once. In his other big game for the division title in 2015 against Green Bay, the Vikings won despite him, as he was 10-19 for 99 yards and an INT in the biggest game of the year.
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    Funny how you fail to mention that both games were played in extremely cold weather in which the QBs on the other teams struggled just as much, if not more than Bridgewater. All-World Rodgers had like 77 yards late in the 3rd quarter with the Vikings up 20-3, so Zim called off the dogs and he picked up a bunch of garbage stats at the end while Vikings were just running out the clock. And in the Seattle game, other than a miraculous “scramble around and throw it up for grabs” TD by Wilson, they had all of 3 points.
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    Please. One game was in extremely cold weather. It was 24 degrees in the Packer game, and Green Bay was down by 10 with 13 minutes left, hardly garbage time. And in the Seattle game, Wilson found a way to get his team into the end zone, and that was the winning margin.

    Always defending Bridgewater, based on his potential rather than actual results.

  58. contra74 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 5:57 pm
    1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    November 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm
    Vikings Fan: “In my head, I’m sure we only have ZERO Championships.”
    ZERO.
    —–
    Everyone knows the Vikings have 1 championship.
    Well, everyone except this guy and packer fans.
    ==========================================================================================================================================
    That championship is the equivalent of an NFC Championship. The Vikings were promptly dispatched by the Chiefs in the Super Bowl following that game.

    I’ve never heard the Raider or Chief fans crowing about their AFL Championships or Colts fans talking about their NFL Championship in the Super Bowl era after all of them lost Super Bowls. I don’t see Green Bay fans talking about their NFL Championships after winning the first 2 Super Bowls. I guess Green Bay actually has 15 championships if you add in those 2 NFL Championships.

  59. Again, as a fan of the Vikings, I am thrilled with what Keenum has given the team. I won’t play down his contributions, he’s been a key player during this impressive run and he’s earned a few more starts. That said, the Vikings have won with acceptable production from Keenum. I will give him full credit for the Redskins game, he definitely stole that one for the team. And yet his finest moment as a pro was a microcosm of his whole career. A stretch of play where you think he’s arrived as a legitimate starter followed by some inexplicable bad play. Check the splits of his first 4 games as a Texan vs his last 4. Bridgewater’s passer rating in 2015 was 88.7. Keenum’s passer rating in 2017 prior to the Washington game was 88.8. He’s moved it up to 92.7. If that makes him one of the best QBs in the league, that speaks to the sad state of quarterbacking in today’s NFL. Keenum has been decent to good but I wouldn’t say his production is irreplaceable, unless I’m missing some intangible he brings to the huddle.

    TL;DR – Keenum is good enough to get the Vikings to the playoffs, but to make some noise he will have to keep Jekyll and ditch Hyde or the Vikings have to play Bridgewater.

  60. Keep feeding the hot hand. Let him play til he fails. Love Teddy, might have a higher ceiling, but he is unproven.

  61. frank booth says:

    November 14, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    contra74 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 5:57 pm
    1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    November 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm
    Vikings Fan: “In my head, I’m sure we only have ZERO Championships.”
    ZERO.
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    Everyone knows the Vikings have 1 championship.
    Well, everyone except this guy and packer fans.
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    That championship is the equivalent of an NFC Championship. The Vikings were promptly dispatched by the Chiefs in the Super Bowl following that game.

    I’ve never heard the Raider or Chief fans crowing about their AFL Championships or Colts fans talking about their NFL Championship in the Super Bowl era after all of them lost Super Bowls. I don’t see Green Bay fans talking about their NFL Championships after winning the first 2 Super Bowls. I guess Green Bay actually has 15 championships if you add in those 2 NFL Championships.
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    It’s technically right though. There were 2 different LEAGUES back then, not CONFERENCES. Pre merger there were actual AFL champs and NFL champs. Then the Super Bowl winner.

    I don’t call it a world title by any means, but to say the Vikings have zero championships is technically wrong.

  62. frank booth says:

    November 14, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Always defending Bridgewater, based on his potential rather than actual results.

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    Except that Bridgewater’s actual results are nearly identical to Keenum’s. Even with the constraints placed on Bridgewater in 2015 that have been mentioned ad nauseam for the last few threads. As for potential, it would be a tough argument to suggest Keenum has more than Bridgewater. I love what Keenum has provided, but I’ve been a fan of this team for over 30 years. Division titles are great and all, but I’ve seen enough of them to satisfy me. I’d like a more meaningful playoff run and I don’t think Keenum gives us a better chance than Bridgewater. Ultimately, all arguments for both QBs are hypothetical as no one can predict the future. Is Bridgewater’s skillset still the same? How often will we see the good Case? No one knows. I just happen to draw the conclusion based on what I’ve seen from both men that the future is brighter with Bridgewater and I’d like to be proven right or wrong at some point this season.

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