6 veteran QBs who could be the Vikings backup for the 2021 season

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Before the 2021 season begins, the Minnesota Vikings could be looking to add a veteran quarterback to be their No. 2 behind Kirk Cousins.

With less than a month until their first game of the 2021 season, the amount of uncertainty surrounding the No. 2 quarterback position for the Minnesota Vikings is pretty unsettling.

Jake Browning and rookie Kellen Mond are currently battling for the role and neither one has really been able to take a commanding lead to win the job.

During Minnesota’s preseason matchup against the Indianapolis Colts this past Saturday, both Browning and Mond struggled to do just about everything. So it wasn’t very surprising after the game when Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer didn’t exactly shut down the possibility of the team adding a veteran quarterback before the start of the regular season.

Over The Cap currently has Minnesota with a little less than $13.5 million in cap space, so a lack of funds isn’t going to be something that gets in the way of the team signing or trading for an experienced signal-caller.

With only one preseason game left before they take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the regular-season opener on September 12, who are some of the veteran quarterbacks the Vikings could look to add to their roster in the near future to be their new No. 2 passer behind Kirk Cousins?