Hill saw his first action since Week 1 in Thursday's loss to Dallas, completing his only pass for six yards while playing two plays for a temporarily injured Sam Bradford. Bradford returned to play the second half, so Hill should remain on the bench next week against Jacksonville.
Sam Bradford, and not Hill, will be the starting quarterback Sunday against Green Bay, according to both ESPN and NFL Network. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he will not announce a starter until Sunday's game. Local radio station ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities had reported on Friday that sources said Bradford will start and there were multiple reports earlier in the week that Bradford had taken most of the first-team snaps with the offense. However, an official announcement may not come until shortly before Sunday night's game. It's not inconceivable that HIll's performance in last week's win could delay Bradford's debut past Week 2.
Vikings head coach Brad Zimmer said he wouldn't name his starting quarterback until Sunday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. There have been several reports that Sam Bradford took the most snaps with the first-team offense this week, but Zimmer hasn't made anything official. It's possible that Hill could get another starter after his performance in a win last week, but most analysts believe Bradford will get the nod. However, we may not know anything official until shortly before kickoff.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he would not announce a starting quarterback for this week's game against Green Bay. However, Sam Bradford took all the first-team snaps Wednesday according to St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist Charley Walters. Hill was listed as the starter on the initial depth chart for Week 2 against Green Bay, but that could easily change. ill and Bradford split carries last week in practice with Hill getting the start since Bradford had only a week to prepare after his trade from the Eagles. It would seem likely the Vikings would give Bradford the start in Week 2 after paying a high price to acquire him. However, Hill's winning performance and Bradford's limited time to prepare may give the Vikings pause and consider Hill for another week.
Hill is listed as the starter on the initial depth chart for Week 2 against Green Bay, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. This doesn't mean Hill will get the Week 2 start, coming off a middling performance in Sunday's 25-16 win over the Titans. He did avoid turning the ball over, but completed just 18 of 33 passes (54.5 percent) for 236 yards, with both of Minnesota's touchdowns provided by the defense. Hill's Week 2 role will largely depend on Sam Bradford's knowledge of the Minnesota offense. Head coach Mike Zimmer is unlikely to name a starter until late in the week, and he may even wait until Sunday.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/19||Los Angeles Rams||18||18.00|
|16||12/24||@Green Bay Packers||10||16.33|
|3 Year Avg||61.1||638||3||2||3||0||41|