Report: Vikings among the favorites to land top CFL quarterback

(Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) Bo Levi Mitchell
(Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) Bo Levi Mitchell /

Among those in contention to land the services of former CFL quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, the Minnesota Vikings appear to be included as a top destination.

For the next two seasons, Kirk Cousins is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. Rightfully so though, since the Vikings signed Cousins to a fully guaranteed, $84 million contract last March.

But just because Minnesota is set with who their starter will be for the next couple of years, it doesn’t mean that they should stay away from adding any promising quarterbacks to their roster this offseason.

And according to some recent news, it doesn’t sound like the Vikings are shying away from signing any new signal-callers this year.

After meeting with and working out for with the team a few months ago, Minnesota is reportedly one of the favorites to land former CFL quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell this offseason according to 3DownNation’s Justin Dunk.

Mitchell has spent the last seven years as a member of the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders. After throwing for 5,124 yards and 35 touchdowns last season, he was named the league’s Most Outstanding Player of 2018.

Mitchell measures in at 6-foot-2 and 198 pounds, so he’s not really a physically imposing passer. However, he’s obviously been able to perform just fine in the CFL over the last few years.

Currently, Cousins and Kyle Sloter are the only two Vikings quarterbacks signed to through 2019. One would assume Minnesota would like to add at least one more passer to their roster before the start of training camp this summer, either through free agency or the draft.

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If that third guy ends up being Mitchell, it seems like he would be a good addition for the Vikings based on his recent production north of the border.