Vikings sign seventh-rounder Nate Stanley

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Quarterback Nate Stanley became the first member of the Vikings 2020 draft class to sign a contract.

The Vikings made the announcement of their deal with Stanley on Monday. The seventh-round pick was the 13th of 15 Vikings selections in this year’s draft.

Stanley was a three-year starter at Iowa and ranks second on the school’s all-time lists in passing yards and touchdowns. He closed out his collegiate by going 18-of-27 for 213 yards and two touchdowns in a Holiday Bowl win over USC.

Kirk Cousins is back as the Vikings’ starting quarterback. Sean Mannion backed him up last season and remains on the depth chart with 2019 undrafted free agent signing Jake Browning.

 

15 responses to “Vikings sign seventh-rounder Nate Stanley

  1. Good kid. A Wisconsin native so that isn’t surprising.

    I saw Nate play at Iowa quite a bit and I wouldn’t expect much ever out of him as far as being a star QB. He is a upgrade over what the Vikings had for backups last season. What a mess. I would expect him to win the #2 job behind that #8 stiff.😌

  2. practice squad, sure he can eventually be better than Mannion down the road

  3. I don’t know anything about this kid, but I watched Sean Mannion, in preseason last year, play like he had never seen a football. Browning came in and compared to Mannion looked like Joe Montana. After the Case Keenum deal I understand why they think they need a veteran for a back up. He made that philosophy look brilliant. But there’s something to be said for having a player on the team and developing them. If Mannion figures into anybody’s plans for the future it shouldn’t be ours. So let’s see what this guy brings. It would be nice to have a succession plan for the QB position.

  4. If this season is cancelled, Stanley will benefit from the very beneficial additional indoctrination time in a manner similar to Jordan Love. You might very well be looking at the Vikings versus the Packers……three years from now!

  5. But who is he going to throw to? Thelen is past his prime, you won’t sign AB, Diggs is gone…Kyle “Zero Yards After the Catch” Rudolph?

  6. It would be interesting to hear his take on that Iowa trainer guy that was recently canned.

  7. I thought the emoji troll said he was never going to post on MN stories again, gee big surprise. Stanley will hopefully develop into a solid back up. At least he wasn’t a first round reach who led the whole NCAA in interceptions last year lol.

  8. RMoss84HOF says:
    July 14, 2020 at 6:04 pm
    I thought the emoji troll said he was never going to post on MN stories again, gee big surprise. Stanley will hopefully develop into a solid back up. At least he wasn’t a first round reach who led the whole NCAA in interceptions last year lol.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Favre, Marino, and Montana all had worse college interceptions per attempt ratios than Jordan Love.

  9. You do realize the stupidity in comparing players from vastly different eras, as the the game evolved so much. Using that lack of logic would make one think Bart Starr was the extremely poor mans Nate Stanley.

  10. How’s this? Is this current enough for you?

    College Careers:
    Kirk Cousins, 1128 passes, 30 interceptions.
    Jordan Love, 1123 passes, 29 interceptions.

    He compares well with your “high-price-comes-with-a-SuperBowl-appearance-guarantee” quarterback, doesn’t he?

    Jordan Love doesn’t have an interception problem. Pick another fight.

  11. Get over yourself crybaby. No one is saying Cousins is a super bowl win except you. No one picked fights your emoji buddy was on a Vikings thread knocking the Vikings. I pointed out a fact about Love, and if you really want to look into college look at the level of competition Love played against compared to other QBs.

  12. stellarperformance says:
    July 16, 2020 at 1:50 pm
    Jordan Love doesn’t have an interception problem. Pick another fight
    ——
    Lol yeah there are only 130 D1 college teams, so pretending no teams used multiple QBs he only threw more than 129 other opening starters. Don’t cry about fight picking that’s just a fact.

  13. Love outperformed Cousins in college. Is that the point you’re trying to make?

  14. Nope just saying he threw more interceptions than ANYBODY in the country last year. He may be good in the future but if you want to compare him to Marino and Montana it’s hilarious. I’ve said multiple times I’m not a big Cousins fan but I’d be willing to bet he doesn’t touch Cousins passer rating if or when he starts an NFL game. I mean even your hero Aaron is a lower rated passer than Kirk

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