5 young Vikings players we won’t see in the 2020 season

(Photo by Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports) Nathan Stanley
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Nate Stanley – QB

The Vikings took Nate Stanley in the seventh round of this year’s NFL Draft and he’s currently on the team’s practice squad with second-year signal-caller Jake Browning. Stanley has good size and a rocket arm, but he isn’t the most mobile of quarterbacks.

Stanley could’ve possibly beaten out Browning for the Vikings No. 3 quarterback job had there been a preseason this summer. But without those necessary in-game reps, Stanley has fallen behind. I

t’s probably a safe bet to say if Minnesota had to choose one of them to promote, they’d go with Browning who has more experience actually playing in a preseason game.

If the Vikings got into a situation where Kirk Cousins was injured and they had to rely on Sean Mannion as the starter and Browning to be the backup, the season would be a lost cause. If that happened, then maybe Minnesota would call up Stanley late in the year and see what he could do in an actual NFL game. So many dominoes would have to fall for that to happen, which is why it is extremely unlikely.