The Vikings are expecting to have a healthy Matt Cassel next season, but there won't be a quarterback competition this time in training camp. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer hasn't had a chance to speak with the veteran quarterback about his role, but quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will continue to serve as the starter.
"Teddy is the quarterback, there's no doubt in my mind," Zimmer said. "He's the quarterback regardless of, I won't say that."
Cassel will be in the final season of a two-year deal he signed last offseason. He carries a $4.7 million cap hit at the moment.
He won the starting job over Bridgewater and Christian Ponder in training camp but suffered a broken foot in Week 3 against the Saints. Cassel was placed on injured reserve, prompting the start of the Bridgewater era for the Vikings.
As evident in his play, Bridgewater showed enough to retain the starting job next year. Cassel will enter his 11th season next year and hasn't finished a season with double-digit starts since 2010 with the Chiefs.
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