Jul 25, 2014; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws a pass at training camp at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Cassel plans on starting Week 1 for Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are figuring out their quarterback situation as they go, but it’s looking like Matt Cassel is retaining a lead over Teddy Bridgewater for the starting role in Week 1.

Cassel may not be the long term starter for he Vikings, but he’s a guy who the team can throw out there with some confidence, which is more than what can be said about who they’ve started over the last few years.

According to ESPN.com’s Ben Goessling, the Vikings are undecided about their quarterback situation but Matt Cassel is planning on starting Week 1

Matt Cassel, who appears to be in firm command of the team’s quarterback race, was preparing to play as much as two quarters in the Vikings’ second preseason game on Saturday night, saying, “I have to go out and perform, and if I do that, I plan on being the Week 1 starter.”

Cassel is probably best for the job at this time, as he’s more experienced and starting him would mean that Bridgewater wouldn’t be rushed into a starting role. That’s a risky move, but it’s one that has worked in the past with other rookie quarterbacks and having Bridgewater learn by example is likely the right move.

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