Teddy Bridgewater

Norv Turner is taking a break from the NFL but intends to return

Norv Turner is taking a break from the NFL but intends to return

For the last 40 years, Norv Turner has been a quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator, head coach, even a defensive backs coach. Now, he’s adjusting to his most unfamiliar role: Spectator.

Turner abruptly resigned in November as offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings after the team followed a surprising 5-0 start with consecutive losses. He has yet to elaborate on why he walked away, and insists he harbors no ill will toward Coach Mike Zimmer or his staff — a good thing considering Turner’s son, Scott, remains the team’s quarterbacks coach.

“Mike and I just had different ideas about what we needed to do and how we needed to do it,”...

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