Matt Cassel threw four interceptions during the Vikings’ 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots, and the team was unable to get any offense going after an opening drive touchdown pass to backup running back Matt Asiata.
Vikings’ fans began openly begging for rookie first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater as the offense continued to stall throughout the game.
Those fans will not get their wish, at least not yet, according to Master Tesfatsion of the Star Tribune. Head coach Mike Zimmer will not make a change at the quarterback as the team prepares to face the Saints in New Orleans next week.
“As I’ve said before, I’m going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard,” Zimmer said. “And I also said I wasn’t going to have a quick hook. Matt needs to play better. It’s pretty obvious he needs to play better.”
If Cassel keeps throwing the ball to the other team, the Bridgewater era might be coming to a start early in the season.