6 most disappointing Vikings moves of the 2022 offseason

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5. Re-signing Sean Mannion

When the Vikings decided to re-sign a guy who threw the first touchdown pass in his six-year NFL career last season, there was no way this wasn’t going to be included on this list.

Listen, Sean Mannion is probably a super nice person, and he gets along great with Kirk Cousins. But in the event that Cousins has to miss any time at all for whatever reason during the 2022 campaign, Minnesota is screwed if Mannion has to be their starter.

Some might say, “well, the Vikings are screwed no matter what if Cousins misses games.” That could be true, but the same people probably said the same thing in 2017 when Sam Bradford was dealing with his paper mache knees and Case Keenum had to step in as Minnesota’s starting quarterback.

That turned out pretty well, right?

The point is that the Vikings need to make sure they have a competent backup quarterback that can actually lead their offense to a successful drive or two during a game. With Mannion right now, Minnesota doesn’t have that.