Vikings activate Sean Mannion off COVID-19 list

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With Kirk Cousins out, Sean Mannion is tagging in.

The Vikings announced on Friday that Mannion has been activated off the COVID-19 list, which puts him in line to start Sunday’s game against the Packers.

Cousins tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and as an unvaccinated player has a mandatory five-day absence. That rules him out for Week 17.

A third-round pick in the 2015 draft, Mannion has two career starts — both of which have come in Week 17 when his team was resting its starting QB. Back in 2019, he started a game for the Vikings against Chicago, going 12-of-21 passing for 126 yards with two interceptions in a 21-19 loss.

He also started a game for the Rams against the 49ers in 2017, finishing 20-of-34 for 169 yards.

Minnesota also currently has Kellen Mond and Kyle Sloter on its roster at quarterback.

Additionally, the Vikings have activated offensive tackle Rashod Hill off the COVID-19 list. He’s appeared in 14 games with five starts for Minnesota this season.

9 responses to “Vikings activate Sean Mannion off COVID-19 list

  1. My vote is to roll with Sloter; watching Cousins for four years go fetal under pressure could only be surpassed by watching Mannion suck it up.
    If Sloter or Mond haven’t been coached up enough to play, the Vikings are worse than I thought, and I already have a low opinion of their coaching.

  2. Viking fans waking up to the news this morning:
    In Mannion we trust!
    Skoal bandits….or something like that. 🤔

  3. Speilman cannot draft a QB to save his life. Then shells out the only guaranteed contract in the NFL to an anti vax quack that grills steak on top of tinfoil nut job Kirk Cousins. Speilman has to go back to being an analyst on ESPN. He doesn’t belong.

  4. I hope they start Mond – there’s no way they have a chance with Mannion, so they might as well see if they have anything in their third round pick. Nothing to lose.

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