Report: Vikings are expected to re-sign Nick Mullens

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The Vikings are keeping their backup quarterback around for 2023.

Minnesota is expected to re-sign Nick Mullens, according to Field Yates of ESPN.

Mullens, who turns 28 this month, appeared in four games for the Vikings last year. He completed 21-of-25 passes for 224 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Minnesota acquired the quarterback from the Raiders late in training camp for a conditional seventh-round pick.

Mullens has started 17 games in his career, most of which came for the 49ers. After entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2017, he went 3-5 as a starter in 2018 when Jimmy Garoppolo was injured. He then went 2-6 as a starter for the 49ers in 2020.

Mullens also started a game for the Browns in 2021.

The quarterback has completed 65.3 percent of his 655 passes for 5,085 yards with 27 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

10 responses to “Report: Vikings are expected to re-sign Nick Mullens

  1. Can he see the field and make all of the throws? Does he have a howlitzer for an arm? A QB needs a howlitzer for an arm. What other QB cliches am I missing?

  2. He has shown he can be a serviceable backup. If the price is right, this is a good move by Kwesi and company!

  3. Good signing. Reliable, inexpensive backup. And, consider how fast QBs are latching on with other teams, might as well secure him.

  4. Mullens played most of the way in Chicago last season and looked pretty good. Solid mechanics, smart with the football and basically in control the whole game. Sort of plays like a bigger-version of Colt McCoy. I imagine any number of teams would want him.

  5. Serviceable Backup in the dictionary reads: See Nick Mullens.
    Every team needs one.

  6. Nick Mullens looks like Dan Marino in his prime compared to Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond, the backups in camp last year.

  7. He’s not all that good tbh. Maybe we can draft a diamond in the rough in the later rounds.

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