Despite a strong performance against the Cardinals on Saturday, the Vikings will not start QB Teddy Bridgewater in the dress rehearsal game against the Chiefs.
The Minnesota Vikings have elected to stay with QB Matt Cassel as the starter for Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The decision comes after impressive displays against the Arizona Cardinals by both Cassel and rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater on Saturday. Bridgewater threw two 4th-quarter TDs and was so impressive that head coach Mike Zimmer declined to name his starting QB after the game.
However, Zimmer announced to the media on Monday that Cassel would start once again in Saturday’s game, which is often referred to as the “dress rehearsal game” since the first-team offense typically spends more time on the field for it than any other time in the preseason.
Cassel is a former Pro Bowl QB who went 3-3 as a starter for the Vikings in 2013. He went 10-5 each of his two seasons as a full-time stater for the Patriots (2008) and the Chiefs (2010).