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

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Sean Mannion (Seattle Seahawks)

For the last two seasons, Sean Mannion was the Vikings No. 2 quarterback behind Kirk Cousins. So he’s very familiar with the role and what it requires.

Mannion is currently fighting for a spot on the Seahawks roster and there’s chance that he could be among the players to get cut before the start of the regular season. If this happens, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if Minnesota reunited with their former signal-caller.

Case Keenum (Cleveland Browns)

As he currently tries to prevent Kyle Lauletta from taking his job as the Browns’ primary backup, Case Keenum would be someone the Vikings would likely have to trade for if they want to acquire him.

If Cleveland is happy with making Lauletta their No. 2 quarterback in 2021, then they could look to send Keenum elsewhere.

Minnesota would probably be among the teams that would be interested in making a deal for the veteran signal-caller if it didn’t require them to give up any major assets. Especially since Keenum is a guy who created some miraculous moments the last time he was in a Vikings uniform.