By: Tim Yotter |

While the Minnesota Vikings don’t plan to announce which of their two quarterbacks on the active roster – Shaun Hill or Sam Bradford – will start on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, there are some advantages and indications that it could be Hill’s job this week.


Experience in the offensive system gives the obvious advantage to Hill, who has been in Norv Turner’s system since signing with the Vikings in March 2014. Bradford, meanwhile, was acquired on Saturday in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner has prepared quarterbacks on short notice before, but he couldn’t recall one starting for him only a week into his immersion into a new offense.

“I’ve been in this situation a couple times. My first year in Dallas, we traded for Steve Beuerlein on Tuesday and he was prepared to be a backup. We brought Bernie Kosar in on a Tuesday night and he didn’t start,” Turner said. “He ended up playing a lot of the game. We played Arizona and Troy Aikman had a pulled hamstring and missed a couple of games and Bernie handled it great. Very similar in terms of this. (Bradford) is a veteran player that had been involved in different systems and picked it pretty quick.”

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