Vikings players were informed Friday that Shaun Hill will be the team’s starting quarterback in Sunday’s opener at Tennessee, NFL Network reported Friday afternoon.
Earlier in the day, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that he had made a decision on who would start but wouldn’t share until Sunday for strategic reasons. The team has made no formal announcement.
The Vikings traded for Sam Bradford last weekend, and he’ll eventually take over as the starting quarterback unless Hill plays exceptionally well. But Bradford is still catching up to the team’s playbook, verbiage and line calls, so Hill starting this week and possibly next wouldn’t be a surprise.
Titans Coach Mike Mularkey said this week he expected Bradford to start.