No Teddy, no mystery at Vikings camp.
Repeating what happened at the previous minicamp, veteran quarterback Matt Cassel took the first team reps at quarterback for the Vikings Thursday, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today.
In perhaps the most telling scouting report of the day, he also noted that second-teamer Christian Ponder “looked like Ponder. As you were.”
First-round pick Teddy Bridgewater is absent today, at the NFLPA rookie premiere event. Coupled with three Pac-12 picks absent because of the league’s quarter system rule, the Vikings are missing four of their top five picks.
The Vikings have insisted they haven’t given up on Ponder, which sounds like more of a wish than a realistic expectation.
If Cassel’s not clearly better than Ponder (such that that is an achievement), than they might as well hand the ball to Bridgewater and let him have at it.