Norv Turner: Vikings QB situation ‘as good as you could ask for’

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Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes the teams quarterback situation is “as good as you could ask for.”

Matt Cassel, Christian Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater will compete in training camp for the starting job.

“We’re sitting there with two quarterbacks who have taken teams to playoffs and won over 10 games, which is hard to do,” Turner told, via ProFootballTalk. “And we’ve got a young guy that’s exciting to be around. So our quarterback situation is as good as you could ask for and I think we’ll get a high level of play from those guys.”

Ponder and Cassel have started in postseason games, but both were on the 5-10-1 Vikings last year.

Turner admits the Vikings’ strength will be its running game, but the former head coach thinks the passing game will be good enough to take some of the attention away from running back Adrian Peterson.

“You play to the strength of your team,” Turner said. “I really believe that we have enough talent across the board, enough guys who can make plays, that we can do some things that will take some attention away from Adrian.”

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  • toddbook

    Good one Norv, now you are a comedian? Ponder, Cassel and Bridgwater, If that’s “as good as you could ask for”, you don’t ask for much!