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Vikings announce Nick Mullens to start against Lions

One more switch

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

With their playoff hopes on life support, the Minnesota Vikings are making one final change at the quarterback position in this 2023 season.

Kevin O’Connell has announced that the team will start Nick Mullens when they travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions in the regular season finale on Sunday afternoon.

This will be the third start of the season for Mullens, who also has two relief appearances under his belt this season. He took over for Josh Dobbs against Las Vegas and led the lone scoring drive of the game in a 3-0 victory, and this past Sunday he came in at halftime for an ineffective Jaren Hall in a 33-10 loss that, effectively, ended the competitive portion of the Vikings’ season.

Mullens started when the Vikings faced the Lions in Week 16 and threw four interceptions, contributing significantly to the Vikings’ 30-24 loss at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mullens did throw for 411 yards in that game so he was able to move the ball against the Detroit defense. He just managed to find a way to turn the ball over at the worst possible times.

No word yet as to who will serve as the backup to Mullens, whether it will be Hall or Josh Dobbs, but we’ll probably find that out when the inactives come out before Sunday’s game.

So, are you excited about Nick Mullens getting the start on Sunday, folks?