Two preseason games in, and the Vikings are starting to hit their stride with their first team units. Sam Bradford has looked more comfortable and the offensive line is doing well blocking for him. The offensive line looks more comfortable in the zone blocking scheme, and Dalvin Cook has taken full advantage of the change.
Free Agent acquisition Case Keenum looks comfortable with the revamped line. One quarterback who does not seem up to speed; Taylor Heinicke. He looks jittery in clean pockets, rolls out before pressure gets to him, and his throws are off target. The Vikings hoped they would have a quarterback between Keenum and Heinicke for their number two spot, but Keenum has run away with the job.
With Heinicke struggling the Vikings have signed former Minnesota Quarterback Mitch Leidner. Leidner was a four year starter for the Gophers and played in three bowl games. There has been a lot of criticism surround Leidner but the Vikings are trying to find a player their can develop. Leidner might be the guy for them. Leidner will likely get a chance to take the job in the fourth preseason game.