Hill saw his first action since Week 1 in Thursday's loss to Dallas, completing his only pass for six yards while logging two plays in Sam Bradford's stead while the latter tended to a minor rib injury.
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 shortly before 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 Mike Zimmer said he won't name his starting quarterback for this week's game against Green Bay 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 start after his performance in Minnesota's Week 1 win, but most observers 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 in practice 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. Hill 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.
Hill completed 18 of 33 passes for 236 yards, scrambling twice for an additional eight yards in Sunday's 25-16 win at Tennessee.
Minnesota's offense failed to generate a single touchdown, but a pair of defensive scores led them to victory. While Hill was asked to throw more often than expected due to the effectiveness of Tennessee's rushing defense, most of his passes were of the safe variety. Despite the mistake-free effort from the veteran, expect him to cede the starting job to Sam Bradford once the former Eagles quarterback learns the playbook.
Hill has officially been announced as Minnesota's starting quarterback Sunday at Tennessee, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Hill and Sam Bradford split snaps with the first-team offense at quarterback during practice last week, but Hill will get he nod with Bradford having only a week of practice with his new team after being traded from Philadelphia. Bradford is likely to move into the starting job Week 2 against Green Bay. It's also possible Bradford could get some playing time Sunday if either team takes a commanding lead in the second half.
Vikings players were informed that Hill is expected to start this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. However, an official announcement on this week's starting quarterback is not expected until Sunday.
Hill and Sam Bradford have been splitting reps with the first-team offense in practice all week. It would make sense that Hill would start since Bradford has had only a week to learn the offense. However, it's also possible both quarterbacks could play. Either way, we'll need to wait until Sunday to get official word on Minnesota's plans.
Vikings players have been informed that Hill is expected to start this week, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports
Although head coach Mike Zimmer has stated multiple times an announcement won't come until Sunday, this supports the original notion that Sam Bradford will need more than four practices with his new team in order to be ready for a regular-season game. While both quarterbacks are believed to have gotten first-team reps during the week, Hill took most of the snaps at the portions of practice open to the media Monday and Wednesday. Hill has a favorable matchup against Tennessee, assuming he does indeed get the start, but his job will largely revolve around handing the ball to Adrian Peterson.
Hill led quarterback drills in the portion of Wednesday's practice open to reporters with Sam Bradford following him, ESPN reports. However, head coach Mike Zimmer said he will not announce a starting quarterback for this week until Sunday.
Both quarterbacks are expected to split reps with the first-team offense this week and it may not be known who will start until Sunday. It's also possible both quarterbacks see action, especially if the game is lopsided. Bradford should emerge as the clear starter by Week 2 or soon after, but he may have a hard time learning the offense since he was traded to Minnesota on Saturday.
Hill and Sam Bradford will split first-team snaps at practice this week, the Vikings' official website reports.
Head coach Mike Zimmer declined to name a starter at Monday's media session, leaving the door open for Sam Bradford to potentially overtake Hill in the coming days. However, it still seems most likely that Hill will open the season under center, as Bradford only has four practices to learn the Minnesota offense before Sunday's game in Tennessee. Week 2 against the Packers is the best bet for Bradford's debut as the Minnesota starter.
Hill is still expected to start Week 1 against Tennessee despite the acquisition of Sam Bradford, with Bradford hopefully able to start Week 2 against Green Bay, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Bradford will have just four practices before Week 1 after joining the Vikings in a trade, so he may not be able to learn the offense in time. Still, the team's plans could change once Bradford joins practice. Hill should return to the backup role but could get a start or two until Bradford is ready.
General manager Rick Spielman said Thursday that Hill will remain the starting quarterback, even if the Vikings pick up a quarterback in advance of the regular season, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Spielman expressed confidence in Teddy Bridgewater's backup directing the Vikings' offense. At 36 years of age, Hill is a 62 percent passer with a 49:20 TD:INT in 46 career contests.
Hill is not expected to play in the Vikings' preseason finale versus the Rams on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
After Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Tuesday, the Vikings decided they'll hold their veteran quarterback out to avoid an injury. Hill is currently the projected favorite to open up the season as the starting quarterback, but is still expected to sit out Thursday. With that being said, undrafted rookie Joel Stave is slated to see the majority of the reps against the Rams, although the Vikings will likely bring in another free agent quarterback to split reps with him.
Hill may begin the season as Minnesota's starting quarterback with Teddy Bridgewater suffering a significant knee injury in Wednesday's practice.
It sounds like Bridgewater will miss significant playing time if not the season, which would put Hill in line to start Week 1 against Tennessee. Minnesota's offense would likely be even more conservative with Hill, but Hill has looked good during the preseason and shouldn't be rattled by the assignment with 34 career starts. The Vikings will likely need to sign a veteran backup quarterback before the regular season.
Hill went 10-for-17 for 129 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. He started the game with Teddy Bridgewater being rested.
With the Vikings reportedly cosidering signing Nick Foles, there were some questions as to whether the Vikings would stick with the 36-year old as the backup quarterback. After two preseason games in which he's gone 16-for-24, he's likely quieted any talk that he's finished at age 36.
Hill was 6-of-7 for 52 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Bengals.
Hill will reprise his role as Teddy Bridgewater's backup this season. However, it will take a serious injury to Bridgewater for Hill to warrant much fantasy attention.
Hill stepped in for concussed starter Teddy Bridgewater in Sunday's game against the Rams, completing 2-of-6 passes for 15 yards.
The veteran saw his first action of the season Sunday, and actually led the Vikings to a game-winning field goal in overtime. It is unclear when Bridgewater will be able to return, but Hill is seemingly in line to start any games he misses. The Vikings will face off with a middling Raiders defense in Week 10, but Hill doesn't possess much fantasy potential, even in a starting role.
The Vikings made the signings of quarterback Shaun Hill and long snapper Cullen Loeffler on Wednesday, per the team's official website.
Hill, 35, played in Minnesota from 2002-05. He will be reunited with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who he worked with in 2006 with the 49ers. Loeffler's entire 11-year career has been with Minnesota.
The Vikings have signed free agent quarterback Shaun Hill on Tuesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Hill, 35, has started 34 games in his NFL career, including eight games for the Rams last season after Sam Bradford went down with a torn ACL. He threw for 1,657 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2014. He also played in Minnesota from 2002-05. He will be reunited with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who he worked with in 2006 with the 49ers.