Jun 17, 2014; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) scrambles in drills at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Teddy Bridgewater splits Minnesota Vikings first-team reps

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The Minnesota Vikings went above and beyond to make it known they weren’t going to give Teddy Bridgewater any favoritism after they drafted the Louisville quarterback earlier this year.

Despite a questionable quarterback carousal, Teddy Bridgewater would have to earn his spot on the depth chart if he was to open the season as the starter.

He may be in the process of doing exactly that however as the rookie was seen splitting first-team reps with Matt Cassel this weekend according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

Leaving Vikings for Green Bay. Hugeeee optimism here for Bridgewaters future. He and Cassel pretty much splitting reps. May not be Week 1 starter but he’s definitely been more impressive than they expected

Matt Cassel has been the ‘favorite’ to start though it’s not as if he has a complete stranglehold on the job. Given that, it seems safe to suggest that if Teddy Bridgewater continues to play well through the Minnesota Vikings training camp and preseason, he could very well supplant Cassel as the starter come Opening Week.

Neither Cassel nor Bridgwater are known for their ability to throw down field, though Cassel likely does have the better deep pass between the two. That said, it may not be enough to hold off the talented Bridgewater who would likely excel in a short passing games, something the Vikings are expected to feature quite often.

No matter if Bridgewater does open the season as the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback, it seems as if he’ll be in the position sooner than later.

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