The Minnesota Vikings had high expectations heading into the 2016 season. Not just because of a new stadium, but because they made the playoffs last season, and with Teddy Bridgewater entering his third year in the pros, the Vikings had plenty to look forward to, thinking about winning a postseason game, and maybe a lot more.
But Bridgewater is out for the season, and maybe a lot longer. The Vikings probably have to think about a quarterback to add, a starting-caliber kind, in 2017. But for now, they need to figure out what to do with this season, and finding a solution at quarterback for the huge hole that suddenly needs to be filled.
After already cutting him, the Vikings brought back Brad Sorensen, who has yet to appear once in an NFL game since being a 7th round pick in 2013. The 28-year old played his college football for Southern Utah and has moved around quite a bit in the last three years, being on the San Diego Chargers roster and also the Tennessee Titans, often going through the sign-release-signed process a number of times.
Besides Sorensen, the Vikings have Shaun Hill and Joel Stave, while Taylor Heinicke is currently injured.
Hill is probably going to be the one stepping up for Bridgewater and start for the Vikings next season, unless they pick up another player, or make a trade. Hill is 36, and was on the Vikings bench last season. He did start 8 games for the Rams in 2014, going 3-5 as a starter, completing 63.3% of his throws, throwing 8 touchdown passes and 7 interceptions, and actually began his NFL career with the Vikings in 2002.
Stave went undrafted in 2016 after completing five years with Wisconsin. He did win the Big Ten a couple of times with the Badgers, but never really impressed after stepping in for Russell Wilson, and still hasn’t played a single NFL game. Heinicke is also with 0 NFL experience, entering the league in 2015.