The offensive coordinator of Minnesota Vikings, Norv Turner, gave his resignation on Wednesday. Coach pat Shurmur will hold Turner’s position.
Soon after this announcement, Norv Turner has released a statement which said that he has immense respect for the head coach Mike Zimmer, his coaching staff and team players. He also added that it is a right decision to step down from his position for the benefit of the team. He thanked Wilf family for his time in Minnesota and wanted to see the team achieve success.
Following this event, Zimmer stated in a press conference that he was extremely surprised by Turner’s resignation.
The Minnesota Vikings hired Norv Turner in January 2014 and he is credited with Teddy Bridgewater’s development as a rookie in last season. When Bridgewater was injured in August, Tuner’s offensive philosophy was seen as a good fit for Bradford. This is why Bradford was acquired by the Vikings a week before the start of the season.
Turner was impressed by Bradford’s performance, who debuted against the Packers in Week 2 and completed 22 of 31 passes for 286 yards. Bradford also managed to get two touchdowns and zero turnovers in 17-14 win on national television.
At that time,Turner stated that Bradford plays impressively as a quarterback. He also added that Bradford had a good presence of mind on the field and makes clean passes. Turner praised Bradford for his speed, delivery, and unique gameplay. He remembered coaching a player similar to Bradford in Philips Rivers.
However, the Vikings have lost to the Bears 5-2 on Monday night. The offense of the Vikings has also thwarted in recent weeks. Interestingly, this situation is rumored to be a reason for Tuner’s resignation. Meanwhile, Bradford has always had a good relationship with Shurmur who was Bradford’s offensive coordinator in St. Louis and Philadelphia. This familiarity has certainly involved him in Turner’s offense when he arrived in Minnesota before the season opener. Even after all this, it is still uncertain if Turner’s resignation can fix things for the Vikings.