Vikings confirm it’s Case Keenum again this week

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The main focus around the Vikings quarterbacks this week was Teddy Bridgewater‘s return to practice 14 months after the severe knee injury that wiped out his 2016 season and called his playing future into doubt.

Bridgewater’s appearance on the field relegated the issue of who would be starting at quarterback into the background, although there wasn’t actually much suspense on that front. Sam Bradford‘s brief return to action against the Bears in Week Five left him back on the shelf with a knee injury and he didn’t join Bridgewater on the practice field.

So it comes as no surprise whatsoever that the Vikings announced on Friday that Case Keenum will be starting against the Ravens. It will be Keenum’s fifth start of the year.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that he believes Bradford will play again this year, although there’s been no hint of a timeline for when that might happen or what the depth chart will look like if Bridgewater’s practice work goes well over the next couple of weeks.

14 responses to “Vikings confirm it’s Case Keenum again this week

  1. Keenum until absolutely sure Bradford is 100%.

    Keep Teddy healthy until next season and see what he has- and I think he still has a lot of upside. I just don’t see the point of putting him out there this season- too much risk.

  2. I honestly hope we ditch all 3 QBs we have and go after cousins. Bridgewater’s story would be awesome and I love the guy. But as a business I think to put the Vikings “over the top” Cousins would do just that. Instantly make the team legitimate SB contenders. Spielman said he’s ready to pay big money. I definitely wouldn’t mind keeping case k as a back up tho.

  3. The only 2 teams with a chance to win the division now are the Lions and the Vikings. It was Rodger’s play over the years that made the Packers relevant. Now that’s gone. And the Bears are, well the Bears.

  4. Cousins? Seriously? Let’s throw big money at another free agent QB that is not wanted by his own team. The Redskins know him better than anyone, if they don’t want him, I don’t want him either.

    Let’s find a QB in the draft and do this the right way.

  5. mnvikes1961 says:
    October 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm
    Keenum until absolutely sure Bradford is 100%.

    Keep Teddy healthy until next season and see what he has- and I think he still has a lot of upside. I just don’t see the point of putting him out there this season- too much risk.
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    Vikings have already told Bridgewater his 5th year option would not be renewed. They did that to Patterson even when he turned a corner during his 4th. But honestly Both Bradford and Bridgewater are too big of a risk, I can guarantee Sam will either be playing on another team or retired before he will play for Minnesota.
    Keenum has been the only fairly consistent QB for the Vikings in 7 years, since Favre and before that Culpepper! I believe Case would continue to improve. His rankings are in the top 25% in most catagories He has only thrown one Pick! What else do you want without risking the whole season on one hit with out 2 Starting QB’s and Teddy wasn’t a ball of fire to begin with! I like him very much but Case is the only sure bet we have. Give him a nice 2 or 3 year contract, pick up a couple 3rd or 4th round QBs and go from there.

  6. I thought it was cousins rejecting the redskins? Redskins offered him Andrew Luck money and he refused? I could very well be wrong and redskins didn’t offer him 25m a year. I’m some no body that watches from a couch on Sundays sorry. But I like spielman although he’s not done well doing it the “right way” drafting QBs. That’s why I think/thought cousins was a great option.

  7. @purple people eaters- yes the vikings have proved time an time again how great they are drafting qbs…since culpeper; tjack, tyler thigpen, john david booty, joe webb, christian ponder, teddy bridgewater…0 for 6…i dont trust the team to identify a qb worth while in the draft

  8. in two more weeks Bradford will be put on IR and Teddy will be activated unless he reinjures that knee during these next two weeks. Then it will be Case, Teddy and Sloter moving forward. Case is the #1 until his game either falls off a cliff or he becomes injured. Teddy will probably be the next guy in and carry us as far as he can. After this season Sam Bradford probably retires or signs on as a backup. Case probably resigns with the Vikings. Depending on how Teddy finishes up the season he either resigns or walks or retires. Sloter is back because he is the only QB under contract.

  9. Tyler Thigpen was a 7th round pick who played seven years and started 11 games for the Chiefs in 2008. John David Booty was a 5th round pick. Joe Webb was a 6th round pick who was drafted to be a wide receiver. The only guys drafted to be starters were Ponder and Bridgewater. Ponder was a disaster but Bridgewater was definitely heading in the right direction until his injury. I think it’s a bit premature to say he was a mistake.

  10. Purple People Eaters says:
    October 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm
    Cousins? Seriously? Let’s throw big money at another free agent QB that is not wanted by his own team. The Redskins know him better than anyone, if they don’t want him, I don’t want him either.

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    I’m not calling for Cousins, but the Redskins very much want to keep Cousins. They offered him big contracts, he refused. That’s why they were forced to franchise tag him the last 2 seasons.

  11. after our mini-bye week last week we get a real defense, this game is huge for Keenum and the offense against a real defense.

    We’ll see.

  12. Tina Kane the Busybody says:
    October 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm
    Tyler Thigpen was a 7th round pick who played seven years and started 11 games for the Chiefs in 2008. John David Booty was a 5th round pick. Joe Webb was a 6th round pick who was drafted to be a wide receiver. The only guys drafted to be starters were Ponder and Bridgewater. Ponder was a disaster but Bridgewater was definitely heading in the right direction until his injury. I think it’s a bit premature to say he was a mistake.
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    A big part of TB5’s success was being mobile, Just like RG3, I like Teddy but be honest, how many TD passes did Teddy Throw? Without him being able to run now, it will be like shooting fish in a Barrel! Don’t let your hearts override your Brain here. Teddy is a great person, one of the best, but as an NFL QB he was shaping up to be OK, no great arm strength, no great deep ball accuracy, granted his line stunk and he had to run for his life. Bradford has a much better arm, encased in a frame of glass. Seriously how many seasons out of his career has he been healthy all year. Keenum probably matches Teddy’s skill set now.Teddy has one Pro-Bowl
    but that was during the current HORRIBLE form where nearly all the best players that are still playing decline to participate, unwatchable compared to the week long series after the season was done in Hawaii with competitions all week long.!

  13. I love Teddy, his courage, his spunk, but it’s hard 2 see Vikes picking up Bradford and Teddy for 2018. Too much of a injury risk for both, something the Vikings don’t need for a third season in a row. Sloter showed great promise in the pre-season in Denver & I see him as the developmental QB behind Keenum, possibly a 2018 starter. Pick up a couple more QBs in the draft & they’re good to go. Cousins isn’t realistic. He’ll probably go to SF before anywhere else, to be reunited w his coach Shanahan. Anyway, that’s what I think.

  14. I’m becoming a fan of Case through this process. Can’t get past the energy he brought to the Monday night game in Chicago. The Vikes were on their way to losing that one, but Keenum pulled it out. Keep him in! It’s working!

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