Pretend to be surprised, another former Vikings player is heading to Seattle

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Sean Mannion
(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Sean Mannion /

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sean Mannion has signed a deal to play for the Seattle Seahawks.

Over the years, the Minnesota Vikings have seen several players walk out their doors and head to the Pacific Northwest to suit up for the Seattle Seahawks.

Some of the most notable names to play for both the Vikings and Seahawks include Percy Harvin, Nate Burleson, John Randle, Kevin Williams, Carl Eller, Blair Walsh, Warren Moon, and Sidney Rice.

On Sunday, Sean Mannion became the latest former Minnesota player to head out west and sign with Seattle.

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Mannion is now one of four quarterbacks on the Seahawks’ current roster, along with Russell Wilson, Geno Smith, and Alex McGough. To make room for their new passer, Seattle decided to part ways with quarterback Danny Etling.

For the last two seasons, Mannion was a member of the Vikings’ roster. He ended up appearing in a grand total of three games for Minnesota, including the team’s Week 17 matchup in 2019 against the Chicago Bears, in which he got the opportunity to start under center for just the second time in his NFL career.

Despite the fact that he entered the league in 2015 as a third-round draft pick of the then St. Louis Rams, Mannion has never thrown a touchdown at the pro level.

During his lone start for the Vikings, he only completed 57 percent of his passes for 126 yards, no scores, and two interceptions.

Even with his lack of production, Mannion has found a way to remain in the NFL for more than a handful of years. That alone is easily the biggest accomplishment of his tenure in the league.

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So now, he’s taking talents to Seattle, where, more often than not, former Vikings players go to lay their NFL careers to rest. Will the Seahawks turn out to be Mannion’s final destination as well?