6 former Vikings who might’ve already played their last season in the NFL
By Adam Patrick
Sean Mannion – QB
At this point in his NFL career, it’s incredibly difficult to determine what sort of value Sean Mannion can offer to any team in the league.
Minnesota apparently kept him around for way too long because he was like having another coach on the sidelines to help Kirk Cousins. But as far as on-the-field abilities, Mannion doesn’t have much to offer since he’s still searching for his first career touchdown pass since he entered the league in 2015.
Unless he returns to a former team like the Vikings or Los Angeles Rams, it’s hard to envision Mannion taking up a spot on the roster of any NFL franchise ever again.
Dan Bailey – K
Prior to joining Minnesota in 2018, Dan Bailey made 88.2 percent of his field-goal attempts in seven seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. As a member of the Vikings, Bailey saw this percentage drop to 79.7.
Last year in Minnesota went especially terrible for the 33-year-old kicker as he missed seven of his field-goal attempts and six of his extra-point tries. His 68.2 field goal percentage ranked last in the NFL last season among the kickers who attempted at least 20 field goals.
Kickers always seem to still get opportunities from other teams even after bad years, especially veterans like Bailey. So it wouldn’t be surprising to see him kicking for another team in 2021, but it also wouldn’t be shocking to never see him attempt another kick in the NFL ever again.