Former Vikings quarterback retires, joins Packers coaching staff.

Sean Mannion
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Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sean Mannion has retired and is joining the coaching staff of the Green Bay Packers.

At only 31 years old, former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sean Mannion is putting his playing days behind him and will focus on helping to improve the passing game of an NFL franchise during the 2024 NFL season.

Mannion acted as the Vikings' backup behind Kirk Cousins for several seasons and spent time with the Seattle Seahawks after being a third-round pick out of Oregon State by the Los Angeles Rams at the 2015 NFL Draft.

The former Minnesota quarterback has made a career transition from player to coach, deciding to bring his knowledge and talent to a division rival according to ESPN's Brady Henderson on X (formerly Twitter).

Sean Mannion's Vikings past and Packers future

Sean Mannion played in four games for the Minnesota Vikings during his time with the team. He started two games and entered two others in 2019 and 2021, completing 34 of his 57 passes for 315 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

Mannion was said to be a good teammate and a strong contributor in team meetings. Those qualities could make his presence on a team's coaching staff a welcome addition, especially for a young, developing quarterback.

Helping with the Green Bay passing attack and working with Jordan Love and the other quarterbacks, Sean Mannion could be a great fit. His experience will be a huge asset and having him as a coach means he will not take up a roster spot.

Seeing Sean Mannion join the Green Bay Packers coaching staff isn't great, but it's awesome to see a former Minnesota Vikings quarterback continue to find a role for himself in the NFL after his playing days come to an end.