Before the official start of the 2020 NFL league year, the Minnesota Vikings have retained one more of their in-house free agents.
Multiple sources are reporting that the Vikings have signed backup quarterback Sean Mannion to a 1-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mannion came to the Vikings this past offseason after spending the first four years of his career with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams. He was a third-round pick of the Rams (#89 overall) out of Oregon State in the 2015 NFL Draft.
In his five NFL seasons, Mannion has appeared in just 11 games, and has gotten two starts, both in meaningless Week 17 scenarios when his team had already clinched a playoff spot. One of those games was this year’s season finale against the Chicago Bears, where he completed 12-of-21 passes for 126 yards and a pair of interceptions in the Vikings’ 21-19 loss. He’s still looking for his first regular season NFL touchdown pass.
I know that this isn’t a move that’s really going to get anyone excited, but apparently the Vikings see something in Mannion as a backup, so he’s back with the Vikings on a 1-year deal.