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Shaun Hill to Start for Vikings over Sam Bradford

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Shaun Hill to Start for Vikings over Sam Bradford

Veteran QB Shaun Hill has been tasked with taking Teddy Bridgewater’s place. At least for a week.

Mike Zimmer and the Vikings coaching staff had been playing coy since acquiring veteran QB Sam Bradford from Philadelphia, not saying which one they would start in order to force the Tennessee Titans to gameplan for both options.

However, most experts postulated that Hill would get the nod due to having more experience in the system, as Bradford would have had a rough time learning the entirely new system in only a week.

Ian Rapoport confirmed the news on Friday:

Hill has been in the NFL since 2002, and has been a backup the entirety of his career. His only two long runs were in 2010 with the Lions and in 2014 with the St. Louis Rams, where he was starting in lieu of the man who will likely take his job next week, Sam Bradford.

Vikings starting QB Teddy Bridgewater tore his ACL and dislocated his knee in a non-contact practice injury on August 30. He will not be able to return this season.

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