Minnesota Vikings: Will they keep three quarterbacks in 2015?


The Minnesota Vikings have a history of keeping three quarterbacks on their final rosters.  Honestly, it seemed to pay off more often than not for the team, as history has shown a bad theme of their starting quarterbacks not finishing the season recently.

Jul 25, 2014; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) and quarterback Matt Cassel (16) and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) await drills at training camp at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

In 2014, Matt Cassel was put on season ending injured reserve and Teddy Bridgewater missed one game with Christian Ponder being forced to fill in.  2013 was an absolute mess with Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, and Josh Freeman seeing action.  Having that insurance in place is something that the Minnesota Vikings always seemed comfortable with.  But could that change with Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill inked in on the Vikings roster?

In a recent press conference on Vikings.com, offensive coordinator Norv Turner spoke about the situations where the team would consider moving forward with two quarterbacks instead of three:

"“It’s Mike (Zimmer) and Rick (Spielman) and I’m sure they’re talking about it every day from a standpoint of the total (team),” offensive coordinator Norv Turner said. “If it works for your entire team to have three, then to me that’s a bonus. I think long-term you’re better off having three, but if it costs you a player that’s going to help you during the season, there’s always that discussion which way you go and that’s a long ways off from now.”"

Personally, I predict ever year that the Minnesota Vikings will play with two quarterbacks on the main roster and one on the practice squad.  That is one trend that will continue, as I think that the team will move forward with just Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill and end up placing either Mike Kafka or Taylor Heinicke on the practice squad with a chance to move up to the main roster in event one of the other passers is unable to play.

What do you think?  Would you like to see the Minnesota Vikings have only two quarterbacks on the main roster to free up a spot for another player?  Or do you like the security that comes along with having three quarterbacks?  Let me know your opinion in the comments below.

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