The Vikings (6-2) are heading to D.C. to take on the Redskins (4-4) this Sunday, but could the Redskins be facing a different quarterback than they originally expected?
Minnesota made some major moves at the quarterback position in advance of the Week 10 game, and while it looks big on the surface, don't go thinking it will have a major impact on the Redskins' game plan.
Sam Bradford, who was the starter in Minnesota last season and for Week 1 this year, is headed to injured reserve. He came up with a knee injury after that game and he has only played in about a half a game since the opener.
They finally decided to send him to Dr. James Andrews to have the knee examined. Bradford had an arthroscopic procedure done and the decision was made to put him on injured reserve.
Taking Bradford’s place on the roster will the Teddy Bridgewater. He was thought to be a rising star but he suffered a catastrophic knee injury in training camp last year. He spent all of 2016 on injured reserve and he has been on the PUP list rehabbing the injury all this year. Bridgewater had to be activated this week or the Vikings would have had to put him on the shelf for the rest of the season.
But Bridgewater probably won’t make an appearance at FedEx Field. The starter has been journeyman Case Keenum and they have won four of his six starts. The Vikings are not inclined to make a switch at this time.
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The question will be if Bridgewater is even active. Undrafted rookie free agent Kyle Solter has been Keenum’s backup when Bradford has been unable to play. They could keep him active or make Bridgewater the backup.
In any case, this won’t be one of those situations where the former starter is activated and the Redskins need to spend the week preparing for two quarterbacks. They can prepare for Keenum and take it from there.