According to an on-air report from ESPN’s Britt McHenry “it appears right now” that Cassel would be the “starter to open the season.”
The news is not all too surprising. It had long been suspected that the Vikings would give Cassel a chance to move the chains early on before shifting to Brigewater as the starter. Obviously starting with Cassel and going to Brigewater is a better long term solution than the other way around.
Cassel is expected to play the entire first half of Saturday’s second preseason game against Arizona. One player not expected to play in that game is running back Adrian Peterson.