I find this strange:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... zZdixZzZui
The Minnesota Vikings might have a decision to make with their backup quarterback on Sunday in the divisional round of the playoffs, but head coach Mike Zimmer says he thinks he knows who it will be.
As for the public knowing, “you’ll have to wait until Sunday,” Zimmer said.
After leading the Vikings to a 13-3 regular season, Case Keenum, who went 11-3 as the starter, should be the starter, but Zimmer’s backup decision will come down to Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford – both of them starters in the previous two years – for the backup spot.
Bridgewater was activated to the 53-man roster for the first time since the 2015 season on Nov. 8, when he was deemed recovered enough from his dislocated knee (August 2016) and subsequent surgery. Bridgewater returned to the active roster on Nov. 8, 2017, the same day that the Vikings placed Bradford on injured reserve after his knee wasn’t responding to treatment. A cleanup surgery on Bradford’s knee performed in early November was considered the “last resort,” the quarterback said.
But last week Bradford started practicing for the first time since October and was encouraged by how his knee felt. He hasn’t been activated to the 53-man roster yet, but the Vikings will have to make a decision on his status next week (or before) if they advance to the conference championship.
“He had two days of practice and he got about one third of the reps; we’ll just take our time and see how he goes,” Zimmer said.
Bradford started the regular-season opener against the New Orleans Saints, the same team the Vikings face Sunday in the divisional round of the playoffs, and threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-19 win.
Since then, however, his knee acted up and it’s been Case Keenum for all but a half game.
Keenum has had two 300-yard games, but in the last three games has thrown for 236, 139 and 189 yards. Zimmer would like to see a more explosive offense on Sunday.
“I think we were efficient offensively in the last three games. I don’t think we were exactly explosive, so hopefully we can be a little more explosive,” Zimmer said. “It may be one of those kind of games. I think for the most part we did a decent job on third downs, we ran the ball efficiently. We had a high percentage of completions, but you want to get some big plays in there and we really didn’t generate big plays, I guess, in the last three games.”
I assumed that Bridgewater was the back-up QB for the rest of the year, but Zimmer's emphasis on "explosiveness", or the lack thereof, leaves it wide open apparently.