4 Vikings whose jobs are in jeopardy after 2020 NFL Draft

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Sean Mannion – QB

Last season, Sean Mannion had one opportunity to start for the Vikings. It came during Minnesota’s regular-season finale against the Chicago Bears and Mannion’s performance was nothing to run home about.

During the matchup against the Bears, he only completed 57.1 percent of his passes for 126 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions. Not the kind of numbers a team would like to see from someone who is supposed to be next in line if something happens to the starting quarterback.

Apparently, the Vikings didn’t care how Mannion performed last season since they re-signed him to a one-year deal this offseason.

However, his new contract is worth around $1 million and it would only cost Minnesota $137,500 in dead cap to release him. So don’t think that Mannion opening up the 2020 season as the Kirk Cousins’ backup is set in stone just yet.

Especially since the Vikings just added another quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft in former Iowa signal-caller Nate Stanley.

Some felt that Mannion shouldn’t have been the guy to win Minnesota’s No. 2 job last year. Will he be able to fend off his competition again and remain Cousins’ top backup for the second straight season?