Vikings bring back Sean Mannion

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The Vikings did their big quarterback business earlier in the week when they signed Kirk Cousins to an extension.

Now he has a backup.

According to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Vikings are bringing back Sean Mannion on a one-year deal.

Mannion, 27, started a game (the meaningless regular season finale) and appeared in three for the Vikings last year, after coming over from the Rams.

8 responses to “Vikings bring back Sean Mannion

  1. Pathetic. Kyle Sloter should be the backup. He outplayed Mannion last year in training camp. Zimmer has some kind of beef with him.

  2. Bad move – Zimmer said he wanted a backup QB who can win a few games. That is certainly not Mannion!

  3. The Vikings have always had pretty good backups. He is not one of them. If Cousins ever goes down, that season is down the drain. He’s no Case Keenum. He’s not even Steve Dils.

  4. Not sure what the coaching staff sees in Mannion. He was less than impressive in his only action last season, and at this point, if Cousins went down, the team would be left looking for another starter (ala Sean Hill in 2016).

    Hope Jake Browning beats this guy out for the #2 job.

  5. Oh yawn. He was a yawn when they hired him, and even less when he played in preseason. It is hard to believe we can’t find a better option even in the budget bracket

  6. I read a story about a undrafted FA QB from Canada turned down the Vikings offer because he was told he would not be in a competition for the QB job. It was Cousins’s job.
    Spielman or Zimmer maybe both do not like QB controversy. Why should the highest paid player on the team not have to win the job? Everyone else has to fight for their job. I think that was one of the reasons they got rid of Sloter last year. I also heard Zimmer didn’t like Sloter but I didn’t hear why exactly. I think he was a mobile young QB that was better than Mannion.

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