With Pick #244 in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have selected quarterback Nate Stanley from the University of Iowa.
The Vikings need to try to do something behind Kirk Cousins on the quarterback depth chart for the long-term. Sean Mannion likely isn’t that guy, and unless you think Jake Browning is a developmental guy for the future, they don’t have a solid backup. Can Stanley be that guy? Who knows? But he’s going to get the opportunity
One of the more productive quarterbacks in program history, Stanley’s size and arm talent may help his case with landing on a roster. His already present traits combined with leadership, there will be a team that values him as a late Day 3 selection or priority undrafted free agent. While having likeable traits in areas, he lacks many traits that are required in today’s game. As a result, we could see him bouncing around the league with brief stints as a backup.
Welcome to Minnesota, Nate Stanley!