"One of the things I told him going into the ball game was 'You don't have to be anyone else, you just have to be yourself and that's good enough to win,'" Zimmer said. "You take care of the football, make the right plays and I thought he did good."
He added: "We always huddle and decide what to do. There are so many things we have to fix right now that I can't wait to get with the coaches tomorrow morning."
Hill, who went 18 of 33 for 236 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions, seemed comfortable with the uncertainty. The 36-year-old, who has spent a majority of his career as a second or third string quarterback, laughed off some of the typical slights that are often unintentionally hurled his way. When asked by a reporter if Zimmer simply asked him not to lose the game, Hill smiled.
"We all understand what it takes to win in this league," he said. "I understand how this team is built, having spent the year with this team and seeing where our wins came from last year. There's certainly a way to win in this league and a way to lose and coach Zimmer does a great job preaching how to win."
He did not seem to be in any hurry to find out if next week is the week Bradford replaces him. Many expect there to be a changing of the guard this week when the Vikings open their brand new, $900 million stadium and host the rival Green Bay Packers. Zimmer was even non-committal at halftime on whether he might play Bradford after a ho-hum first half from Hill.
"That's all on their plate," Hill said. "I can't think about that. To be honest with you, I prepare every week as if I'm playing."