Keenum will face his former team and go head-to-head with former No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff, who replaced him as the Rams' starter, when the Vikings (7-2) host the Rams (7-2) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. However, Case Keenum threw for 304 yards last week to go along with four touchdown passes.
The 29-year-old has earned the right to pause and reflect for a moment, after already setting a career high for touchdown passes in a season (11) while putting himself on pace for career highs in completion percentage, yards and passer rating. But the team is 7-2 on the season and has won five consecutive games with Keenum under center. Keenum is 5-2 as Minnesota's starter this season during injured Sam Bradford's absence. "And business as usual is me doing my job". Bridgewater last started a game since January 2016.
Zimmer said Bridgewater is ready now to play in a game. Things could stay the same next week, as well, with the Vikings facing a quick turnaround before a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Detroit Lions next Thursday.
Zimmer didn't elaborate much when asked how he made his decision, but said Keenum's performance that led to 38 points against Washington was a factor. They would have a 10-day break between that game and their December 3 trip to Atlanta to face the Falcons.
Zimmer didn't shed a lot of light on the decision during his press conference, saying "it was part of it" when asked if Sunday's performance sealed his decision, and that the deliberations were "not hard". He did start nine games for Los Angeles past year, completing 60.9 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Kind of tough to bench Keenum at this point, no?
In other words-if it ain't broke, don't fix it.