Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says that the Vikings QB situation is settled. "Unless (Matt Cassel) is hurt or (Teddy Bridgewater) absolutely blows the Vikings away, Cassel will be the starter when the season opens, Bridgewater will be his understudy and his backup, and (Christian Ponder) in the final year of his rookie contract will hold a clipboard and only see the field in case of an emergency. That's how it should be, and that's how it will be no matter what the coach says right now. You can bank on that."
Rand speaks as if he knows something we don't, though we doubt that the Vikings would continue to start Cassel if Bridgewater plays well enough to make a close contest. OC Norv Turner did try to acquire Cassel when he was in Cleveland, so he is a fan of the journeyman quarterback.