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According to NFL Network, the Minnesota Vikings have made their decision as to who will be their starting quarterback in their opening game of the season this weekend against the Tennessee Titans.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport has reported that it's Shaun Hill, not Sam Bradford, that has been given the nod by head coach Mike Zimmer to start under center come Sunday at the Nissan Stadium. 

Bradford was only traded for a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick by the Vikings last week from the Philadelphia Eagles, after their original starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was sidelined for the season after suffering a knee injury.

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They were hopeful that 28-year-old would be able to start under center in the opening game of the season, but it now looks like he'll have to wait until week two against their divisional rivals the Green Bay Packers.

Titans head coach Mike Mularkey has said their preparation for the game wouldn't have been affected by who was under center for the Vikings, as they believe there isn't much difference between Hill and Bradford, so this bit of news won't matter much to them.

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But for the Vikings and their fans, it means they'll be reliant on the 36-year-old to help lead the team to victory in their first of what is expected to be many tough games this season without Bridgewater.

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Many Vikings fans and personnel were hopeful Bradford would be ready to play and given a chance to warm himself up in the new offensive scheme before playing against arguably one of the team's toughest opponents this season next week, but it now looks like the team won't be able to have that luxury.

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