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Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are all unsure of their futures with the Minnesota Vikings. In the meantime, head coach Mike Zimmer isn’t showing his hand on the matter.
At a news conference, Zimmer didn’t provide any indication as to what the team plans to do at the quarterback position moving forward.
“We’ll work through all that process. I’m really not prepared to comment on it after we got back at 3 a.m. (from Philadelphia),” Zimmer said.
Bradford and Bridgewater finished the season as Keenum’s backups, and all three are set to become free agents when the league year kicks off in March. Any of them could be potential options for a team such as the Bills, who is searching for a quarterback.
Keenum was the team’s primary starter this season after being called upon in September when Bradford went down with another knee injury. Keenum was playing on a one-year, $2 million and should get a big raise.
“Right now, there’s no priorities.” Keenum said when asked whether re-signing was a priority.
Both Bradford and Bridgewater are coming off injuries.
Zimmer said he believes Bradford is over his knee injury. Bradford played in Week 1 and part of Week 5. “I talked to him (on Monday)," he said. "I think he is. He feels like he is, so we’ll just have to see how he continues to improve.”
Bridgewater had a significant knee injury and made an amazing comeback. He was the Vikings' starter in 2014 and '15.
“We would have liked to have seen more on the field but, quite honestly, for him to get on the field is an unbelievable achievement,” Zimmer said. “He’s doing good now. He’s at the point where he can play.”
The Vikings also need to find an offensive coordinator after Pat Shurmur left to become head coach of the New York Giants.