Why it doesn’t matter who the Vikings backup quarterback is in 2019

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(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Kyle Sloter

The Minnesota Vikings have miffed fans in their process to find a backup quarterback, but it doesn’t matter who the team has behind Kirk Cousins.

We have reached the point of the preseason where jobs are officially on the line. The Minnesota Vikings are no exception to this as players on the roster bubble or those jockeying for position on the Vikings’ depth chart will be going all out during the team’s final two exhibition games to see if they can make an impression on Mike Zimmer and his coaching staff.

One battle that has gotten attention is the backup quarterback job. With Kirk Cousins mainly playing a series or two before hanging out on the sidelines for the final three quarters, the focus has shifted to who will be carrying the clipboard behind him this season.

After two preseason games, the eye test shows that Kyle Sloter has lit up opposing defenses for the third consecutive preseason and he should be the backup quarterback. Meanwhile, Zimmer went on record earlier this week saying that Sean Mannion has earned the job despite having a lackluster preseason.

Although fans have expressed outrage that Sloter hasn’t been named the backup, there is one truth that fans are forgetting; it doesn’t matter who the backup quarterback is, because if they see the field, the Vikings will be screwed either way.

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