Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 days ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford returned to play the second half, so Hill should remain on the bench next week against Jacksonville.

Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 months ago1 Comment

Vikings head coach Brad Zimmer said he wouldn't name his starting quarterback until Sunday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 months ago

Hill completed 18 of 33 passes for 236 yards, while scrambling twice for eight more in Sunday's 25-16 win at Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 months ago

Hill has officially been announced as Minnesota's starting quarterback Sunday at Tennessee, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

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 the game becomes lopsided.

Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 months ago

Vikings players were informed that Hill is expected to start this week, Ian Papoport of NFL Network reports. However, an official announcement on this week's starting quarterback is not expected until Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 months ago

Vikings players have been informed that Hill is expected to start this week, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports

EDGE Analysis

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.

Shaun Hill
QB MIN (6)
3 months ago

Hill led quarterback drills in the portion of 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.

EDGE Analysis

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.