The Minnesota Vikings are expected to possibly play quarterback Matt Cassel for the entire first half, and Teddy Bridgewater is looking to recover from a rough debut.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel shined in the Vikings’ preseason debut against the Oakland Raiders, and he outplayed rookie Teddy Bridgewater.
Cassel will make the start again for the Vikings, and he will have an opportunity to distance himself even more from Bridgewater. He threw for 62 yards on 5-for-6 passing.
Bridgewater only threw for 49 yards on 6-for-13 passing, so he will need to recover to still have a chance at the starting quarterback job.
According to Vikings beat writer Matt Vensel, head coach Mike Zimmer said that Cassel may play the entire first half. Here is a tweet confirming the news.
Mike Zimmer said there is a chance Matt Cassel could play the whole first half Saturday night. #Vikings
— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) August 14, 2014
Zimmer claims that Bridgewater is having difficulty adjusting to an NFL playbook. The coach is not ready to reveal a starting quarterback for Week 1 just yet, but Cassel appears to have a firm hold on it for now.