Cassel's campaign-ending injury propels Bridgewater into the starting role for good.
Minnesota initially planned to phase Bridgewater into the offense, but Cassel's significant injury only speeds up the inevitable. Why wait?
We've liked the combination of Bridgewater in Norv Turner's offense dating back to the first-rounder's encouraging preseason. He'll face only first-stringers now, but the Vikings -- already in reboot mode on offense after just three games -- have no reason (and no option) to wait on their quarterback of the future.