"As I stated once I got drafted, I felt like this was the perfect situation for me,” Bridgewater said. "Right now, I’m just able to learn, sit back and continue to learn, but also learn and prepare myself as a starter because as a backup you’re one play away from being out there on the gridiron with the guys."
Lions coach Jim Caldwell to address Ndamukong Suh's latest hit
This preseason, Bridgewater has a 117.1 passer rating and no turnovers.
In three preseason games for Minnesota, Cassel is 26-of-39 for 367 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. He has started all three games.
The Vikings drafted Bridgewater with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Minnesota opens the season Sept. 7 in St. Louis.
- Sarah Barshop