Matt Cassel QB MIN 2 Days

Coach Mike Zimmer indicated after Sunday's game against the Saints that Cassel has several fractured bones in his foot, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.

While there is no timetable attached to Cassel's recovery just yet, he'll obviously miss a good chunk of time, which sets the stage for Teddy Bridgewater to assume the Vikings' QB duties in the coming weeks.

Matt Cassel QB MIN 2 Days

Cassel (toe) has been ruled out for a return Sunday against the Saints, Charles Robinson of the Yahoo! Sports reports.

The Vikings will cast their lot with Teddy Bridgewater for the remainder of the contest. There hasn't been any word yet regarding the severity of Cassel's injury, which likely won't be known until after Sunday's game or during the upcoming week of practices.

Matt Cassel QB MIN 2 Days

Cassel left Sunday's game against the Saints in the second quarter with a right toe injury and is questionable to return, NFL.com reports.

Cassel will be sent in for X-rays as the Vikings look to ascertain the severity of injury, along with whether he's capable of returning to action Sunday. In the meantime, rookie Teddy Bridgewater will step in at quarterback for his first taste of NFL action.

Matt Cassel QB MIN 9 Days

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said after Sunday's loss to the Patriots that Cassel will start next week's game against the Saints, The Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young reports.

Following a strong Week 1 performance, Cassel completed 19-of-36 passes for 202 yards, with one touchdown and four interceptions. The Minnesota offense was a complete disaster after an excellent opening drive, but Cassel will start at least one more game. If he turns in another performance like Sunday's, the calls for Teddy Bridgewater will undoubtedly be loud.

Matt Cassel QB MIN 15 Days

Cassel completed 17-of-25 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Rams.

Cassel connected with seven different receivers, throwing his touchdowns to wide receiver Greg Jennings and tight end Kyle Rudolph. Despite the solid play, it was Cordarrelle Patterson who was the spark, finishing with three carries for 102 yards and a touchdown. With Patterson and running back Adrian Peterson the focal points of the offense, Cassel is mostly responsible for managing the game and as long as he doesn't make too many mistakes (because he will make some), it should be enough to hold off rookie Teddy Bridgewater.

Matt Cassel QB MIN 29 Days

Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday that Cassel will start Week 1 over rookie Teddy Bridgewater, ESPN.com reports.

Word leaked shortly after Zimmer informed the team Monday morning that Cassel would hold onto his starting job. Zimmer made it official shortly thereafter. "At this stage and where we're at right now, that's the best thing to do," Zimmer said.

Matt Cassel QB MIN 29 Days

Cassel has been named the Vikings' starting quarterback for Week 1, NFL.com reports.

Cassel has transitioned well into new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system during the preseason, averaging 9.4 yards per attempt while completing nearly 67 percent of his passes. The veteran was expected to edge out Teddy Bridgewater as the rookie first-rounder adjusts to running an NFL offense and coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Cassel's starting status to his team Monday. Cassel represents a very serviceable stand-in quarterback to bide time until Bridgewater is ready to become the starter. However, with Minnesota's opening three games against the Rams, Patriots, and Saints, Cassel could face a trial by fire versus three strong defenses.

Matt Cassel QB MIN 1 Month

Cassel completed 9-of-17 passes for 152 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

Cassel played deep into the third quarter, leaving Teddy Bridgewater to work with the second-string offense. The usage implies that Cassel is the favorite to start Week 1, but he was already thought to be ahead in the competition, and the Vikings haven't made anything official. Cassel's highlight in Saturday's game was a well-placed deep ball to Cordarrelle Patterson that went for a 53-yard touchdown. On the other hand, Cassel threw a bad pick, was sacked three times, and fumbled once. Bridgewater completed four-of-seven passes for 40 yards and two touchdowns, as two of his drives started inside the Chiefs' 10-yard line.

Matt Cassel QB MIN 1 Month

Cassel will start Minnesota's third preseason game on Saturday at Kansas City, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. However, head coach Mike Zimmer said Teddy Bridgewater may see time with the first-team offense during the game.

Zimmer said he's not ready yet to name a starting quarterback. Cassel has been impressive in two preseason games and appears to have a lead on the starting job, but Bridgewater improved in his second game and him getting time with the first-string offense may mean the competition remains open.

Matt Cassel QB MIN 1 Month

Cassel was 12-of-16 for 153 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona. He started the game and played the full first half.

Cassel was impressive in his half of work as he led the Vikings to a touchdown and field-goal drive against the first- and second-team defense of Arizona. However, Teddy Bridgewater was also impressive by going 16-of-20 with two touchdowns and leading a late game-winning drive (albeit against a third-string defense). Cassel should remain ahead in the competition for the starting job after this game, but he likely hasn't sealed the deal given Bridgewater's outing.