There won't be any false pretense about what Teddy Bridgewater's initial role will be in Minnesota.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told NFL Media's Albert Breer in an interview for Friday's edition of "NFL Total Access" that the team's first-round pick will take first-team reps on Day 1 and compete for the starting quarterback job.
"Teddy's been great," Zimmer said. "He's had a good command of the offense. I like his leadership. I like his determination. He's throwing the ball well. He's got good, quick feet. I think he's a good athlete. So he's progressing at a good pace."
It makes sense for the Vikings to throw Bridgewater right into the fire. The Louisville product is the most pro-ready of the rookie QBs, and the Vikings don't have any signal-callers in place that should prove to start over him (we're looking at you, Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder).
With one of the best running backs of all time toting the ball, all the Vikings need is some solid QB play.