With the departure of Trevor Siemian to the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings, apparently, being bound and determined to not give the backup quarterback job to third-year man Kyle Sloter, the team appears to have found their backup for Kirk Cousins.
#Vikings are signing QB Sean Mannion, source says. The former #Rams’ third-rounder heads to Minny, where they’re looking for a backup for Kirk Cousins now that Trevor Siemian has signed with the #Jets.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 7, 2019
Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network is reporting that the Vikings are set to sign former Rams backup Sean Mannion to a deal. Terms of that deal have not yet been disclosed.
As we mentioned when we first heard that the Vikings were interested in Mannion, he fits the definition of a “veteran,” as he’s been in the league for four years. Other than that, he hasn’t really done a whole lot since the Rams drafted him in the third round out of Oregon State in 2015. He’s thrown just 53 NFL passes and started one game, the Rams’ meaningless season finale in 2017.
I’m not sure what the Vikings are or aren’t seeing in Sloter, but apparently they’re not comfortable with him taking over in the event that Cousins gets injured. No word yet on whether or not the workouts for the two AAF quarterbacks the team was rumored to be bringing in, Brandon Silvers and John Wolford, are affected by the Mannion signing in any way.
So, what are your thoughts on this signing, everyone?