Mike Zimmer won't commit to Keenum, says Bradford has 'degenerative' knee
The Vikings are doing their best to convince the NFL they might lose three QBs to free agency
No one knows exactly how thewill play out in free agency, where the team could lose all three of the veterans who took snaps at the position in 2018.
That apparently includes head coach Mike Zimmer, who cast doubt on two of those three quarterbacks' future in Minnesota on Thursday.
A week after NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that Week 1 starter Sam Bradford " in 2018" after a November knee surgery revealed that the quarterback's infamous ligaments were "intact," Zimmer told media at the scouting combine that Bradford has a "degenerative" knee.
That's hardly a ringing endorsement of the veteran's health entering free agency, although Zimmer, per Pelissero, also said "Bradford was skiing last week," so "getting through a full season is the real unknown" -- and the factor that figures to force the former No 1 overall draft pick and 2016 trade acquisitionin the coming weeks.
In regards to Case Keenum, the man who replaced an injured Bradford and led the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game but is also set to hit free agency, Zimmer wasn't any more convinced.
As reports from Pelissero and The Athletic's Chad Graff noted, the coach emphasized that Minnesota would be taking a gamble if it based any negotiations with the former backup only on his performance from 2017:
All of this, of course, also comes amid Vikings general manager Rick Spielman telling the media that he expects Teddy Bridgewater, the other soon-to-be unsigned quarterback on the roster, to .
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