A source with knowledge of the situation tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that the Vikings will allow the season to plan out before deciding on their 2018 quarterback.
A separate source who spoke to Florio added that Minnesota and Keenum have not had any conversations about a new contract.
Bradford is dealing with a knee injury and there are going to be obvious concerns about the long-term health of his knee that will likely impact both his market and salary, so it remains to be seen whether he’s in the team’s plans moving forward.
Bridgewater has returned to the team after suffering a devasting knee injury, but Keenum’s play has kept them him on the sideline the past few weeks.
While Vikings HC Mike Zimmer continues to resist naming Keenum the team’s long-term starter, Keenum has the offense playing so well this year that it’s hard to imagine Minnesota benching him at the first sign of struggles.
Recent reports have said that the Vikings view Bridgewater as their long-term quarterback but a long-term contract will be impacted by interest from other teams in need of a quarterback and potential long-term concerns about his knee.
Florio believes the best-case scenario for Minnesota is to figure out a way to keep two of their quarterbacks around next year. That is, of course, easier said than done.
Interestingly enough, Florio mentions that Vikings OC Pat Shurmur could get some looks for head-coaching opportunities and target one of Minnesota’s quarterbacks to join him if he gets a job.
We’ll have more regarding the Vikings quarterback situation as the news is available.