EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has named veteran Matt Cassel as the team's starting quarterback for the season opener against the St. Louis Rams.
Zimmer made the announcement Monday, though it has long been known that Cassel has been the choice over rookie Teddy Bridgewater.
Cassel has been sharp while starting all three preseason games. He has completed more than 66 percent of his passes for 367 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He opened training camp in competition with Bridgewater, one of the team's two first-round draft picks, for the starting job.
Bridgewater has completed 65 percent of his passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns in the preseason. But most of his game time has come with the second team.
Most Popular Today
How Much Money Will Super Bowl 50 Bring Its Host City?
The Super Bowl Ad Game: Celebrities, Animals And Humor
- 3.Retail & Restaurants
Football Fans Fill Sports Bars For Super Bowl 50
- 4.Retail & Restaurants
Consumer Alert: BBB Valentine's Day Tips For Your Heart And Wallet
- 5.Health Care
New $18 Million Hospital Planned For Custer
Sioux Falls Is A Top Pick For College Grads
- 7.Your Money Matters
Phishing Emails Targeting Jobseekers
- 8.Education Funding
Sales Tax Hike For Teacher Pay Passes State House Committee
- 9.Education Funding, Education
Teacher Pay Tax Hike Set For Debate In Legislative Committee
- 10.Crops, General
USDA Grant To Help South Dakota Increase Ethanol Usage