Mike Zimmer: If Vikings Pick Wrong QB, I'll Probably Get Fired

Mike Zimmer: If Vikings Pick Wrong QB, I'll Probably Get Fired

"If you pick the wrong one, it's hard to win in this league without a quarterback". Most notably, the team's quarterback selection for the upcoming campaign. Cousins' price tag reportedly has gone up to $30 million to $35 million a year, and numerous teams will chase him.

Keenum is likely to draw interest from a variety of teams around the league, so the Vikings want to ensure they can get him - or any other quarterback - at the right price to keep this great core of players in-tact.

Cousins officially will be on the market once the Washington Redskins' trade for Alex Smith goes through. Cousins, 29, will be the most-coveted player in free agency this off-season and should score a massive pay day.

Bridgewater's only game action since suffering a torn left ACL in August 2016 has been two series in mop-up duty in a 34-7 victory December 17 over Cincinnati. Can you believe he's going to play the 15 games he did two years ago or he's going to play the one game where he hit the turf this year?

Without the three veteran signal-callers, the Vikings are expected to enter free agency with a clean slate at the position, and recent reports have indicated that they may be the frontrunners to sign the biggest name in this year's class of free agent quarterbacks. If the Vikings retain Murray for 2018, he may be limited to a low-usage complementary role behind Cook, who displayed three-down abilities as a rookie.

Saints coach Sean Payton explains why he expects a deal with Drew Brees to be finalized soon. If he can't, they'll be fine without him. "I always looked up to Teddy and wanted to be like Teddy".

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday that the Vikings are still deciding what the team will do at the position, with three quarterbacks from the 2017 roster (Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford) poised to become free agents in March. The NFL is expected to make a ruling prior to March 12 whether Teddy Bridgewater will be unrestricted or if his contract will toll for 2018 because he was on reserve/physically unable to perform for the first six weeks of the 2017 season. If Claiborne leaves, the Jets are interested in cornerback Malcolm Butler, who played the last four seasons with the Patriots.

The product of Louisville has a high ceiling but comes with risk due to injuries.

Case Keenum is becoming a free agent at the right time. Chad Graff, a reporter for The Athletic, then posted the full transcript, showing Zimmer's response evaluating his options between Keenum and Bradford under center.

He did more than that. "You got to come in and knock it down, one drill after another". Losing Sam Bradford early on could have been a disaster, but Keenum stepped up well and led the side to a 13-3 record, while the defense remained formidable.

The Vikings have science to help gauge the health of Bridgewater and Bradford.

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