Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome knee injury Tuesday, dislocating his knee and tearing his ACL. In his place, the Vikings could turn to two former Big Ten quarterbacks.
Shaun Hill and Joel Stave, former QBs from Maryland and Wisconsin, respectively, are next on the depth chart to replace Bridgewater.
While Stave came to the Vikings as an undrafted rookie, Hill is a 15-year NFL veteran who was the full-time starter for the St. Louis Rams in 2014 when Sam Bradford was injured for the year.
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Hill led Maryland to the Orange Bowl in 2001, when Maryland was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Stave left Wisconsin as the all-time winningest QB, gathering a 31-10 record and played in three bowl games for the Badgers, most recently defeating USC in the Holiday Bowl as a senior.
This is the second time a Big Ten QB has received an NFL starting job this summer as Northwestern alum Trevor Siemian won the Denver Broncos job Monday.