Mike Zimmer on Vikings QB situation: 'Don't believe everything you hear'

"I'm sure you want me to address the quarterback situation", Spielman said.

All three quarterbacks on the roster are free agents: Sam Bradford, Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater.

The Jets have the money to make a splash in free agency, especially at quarterback. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, however, was a bit more optimistic on Wednesday, though he hit the same notes as Zimmer.

Cousins has been with the Redskins since they selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

"We're just right now still in the process of all three quarterbacks", Spielman said at the scouting combine.

Whether Bradford can stay healthy is Zimmer's chief concern. He plays outstanding this year, and you go back and look at what he's done in the past and what he's done this year.

"It happens", Bridgewater told reporters on January 22, one day after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Vikings in the NFC Championship game. But after such a bright start to his rookie season, a torn ACL would end his season after just four games.


Following Bridgewater's knee injury, the Vikings traded for Bradford, who went on to lead the National Football League with a 71.6 percent completion rate and threw for 3,877 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. Because all have a major question attached to their futures, all might play elsewhere next season - because none of those questions will be answered by the time free agents can sign on March 14. Sam was skiing in Jackson Hole last week.

After missing most of this past season with a knee injury, the 30-year-old was activated for the playoffs, meaning he should be back at 100 per cent. Keenum wants to return, but the key in negotiations appears to be market value. The team that signs Cousins likely will have to make him the highest-paid player in league history. If Zimmer is concerned about what a potential contract for Cousins would do to the team's ability to maintain a stout defense and/or its ability to be competitive beyond a short-term window, that's significant. Did he play with a good defense?

DeFilippo and the Eagles found success by tailoring the offense to what their players are best at. They know how we do things now.

- The start of the Minnesota Vikings season is still months away, but decisions made now could dictate a successful 2018.

Zimmer said Bridgewater would not have been dressed for games in December if the coaches didn't rate him as game-ready.

The Vikings are pretty strong in the backfield, with Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray both at their peak, but if they could identify a number three back who can contribute to the passing game, they could become even more formidable.

However, if a falling out occurs, teams will be lining up to offer massive deals to Brees with the hopes he has one more Super Bowl run left in the twilight of his career. "He's earned it. Hopefully it's with me".


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