Which Vikings players on future contracts could make the 2020 roster?

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Dillon Mitchell
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(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Jake Browning
(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Jake Browning /

Jake Browning – QB

Former Washington quarterback Jake Browning is arguably the favorite to be the backup to Kirk Cousins. Browning signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and he spent the season the practice squad.

He was a four-year starter at Washington and put up some solid numbers. He completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 12,296 yards and 94 touchdowns for the Huskies. He threw a total of 34 interceptions in college but never exceed 10 in a season.

His sophomore campaign was by far his best. He passed for 3,430 yards, 43 touchdowns, and nine interceptions that year. None of his other seasons saw him throw for more than 19 touchdown passes.

During the 2019 preseason, Browning appeared in two games for the Vikings and he completed 10 of 13 passes for 64 yards and one interception.

With Sean Mannion set to become a free agent, Minnesota currently does not have a backup quarterback. Browning will get another chance to compete in the preseason and can set himself apart.

His contract will be very affordable, especially for a quarterback, and his performance in August can land him on the final roster. It will not be easy, though. Expect the Vikings to bring in some sort of competition for Browning. They will likely bring in a young arm or an experienced veteran, perhaps even both.

If someone is placing bets on one of these players making the roster, Browning is probably the best choice.