Vikings QB Case Keenum to start Week 10 even with Teddy Bridgewater ready to play
The Minnesota Vikings have gone through a few changes this season with Adrian Peterson moving on and the quarterback position cycling through a few different players.
Heading into Week 10, the Vikings have placed Sam Bradford on the injured reserve list with the veteran simply unable to battle through his persistent knee issues. With Bradford out, Minnesota has activated Teddy Bridgewater, but the team will keep Case Keenum as their starter for this Sunday’s matchup with the Washington Redskins, according to Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune.
So Vikings will proceed at QB this Sunday with Keenum even with Bridgewater ready to play. Week-to-week drill picks up for next Sunday.
— Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) November 8, 2017
With Bridgewater missing all of last season and the first half of the 2017 campaign, the Vikings are wisely taking a cautious approach with their young quarterback. There’s no need to rush him back, especially with Keenum playing well this season.
Keenum is by no means a franchise quarterback and the Vikings don’t appear to be viewing him that way, but the backup gunslinger has done well without doing too much in Minnesota.
In seven games this season, Keenum has thrown for 1,610 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions helping lead the Vikings to an impressive 6-2 record and first place standing in the NFC North division.
As long as Bridgewater can stay healthy moving forward, he’ll be the team’s future at the quarterback position. In the meantime, Keenum will continue to shoulder the load until head coach Mike Zimmer and company decide to make the switch.