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We don’t know who will be under center for the Minnesota Vikings next season. But neither does head coach Mike Zimmer.

Following an ugly 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship game, the Vikings’ season is over. But suddenly, there are a few question marks. Pat Shurmur, formerly their offensive coordinator, is now the head coach of the New York Giants. But under center, there are more questions. Three of them, in fact.

All three of Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are slated to hit free agency. But Zimmer doesn’t know what direction they’re going in yet. Either that, or he’s simply not saying what it is.

Have I thought about it? Yes. But quite honestly, up until 3 a.m. the other night when the (NFC title) game got over, my whole focus was on the now and not so much the future.

And that’s an understandable reaction. After all, his Vikings had just lost out on the chance to play in a Super Bowl in their own stadium. But he doesn’t stop there.

We’ll go through that process and go from there and see how that goes. We are just going to work through it.

Keenum filled in for Sam Bradford admirably after the latter went down with an injury. And Bridgewater, drafted 32nd overall in 2014, was supposed to be the face of the franchise. But a devastating knee injury ahead of the 2016 season would derail such hopes. For the time being, anyway. Bridgewater himself figures to be a starter next season.

It’s all up to the Vikings now.

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