Final Vikings 53-man roster projection for the 2020 season

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Quarterbacks (3)

  • Kirk Cousins, Sean Mannion, Nate Stanley

For the first time since 2005, the Vikings will open the season with the same starting quarterback for the third year in a row.

Minnesota gave Kirk Cousins an extension this offseason and he figures to be their starter for the next handful of years. This season, Cousins gets to work in the same offense for the second-straight year and the team is hoping it results in him leading them further than where they finished in 2019.

For some reason, the Vikings believe Sean Mannion is good enough to be the No. 2 quarterback on their roster. Minnesota better hope that Cousins doesn’t have to miss time this year though, because Mannion being in a regular-season game for more than a single snap could result in a disaster for the team.

Rookie Nate Stanley gets the edge over Jake Browning for the No. 3 spot on the quarterback depth chart. Stanley is the first quarterback to get drafted by the Vikings since Teddy Bridgewater in 2014, so that has to mean something, right?