The Las Vegas Raiders have traded quarterback Nick Mullens to the Minnesota Vikings for a conditional 7th-round pick. Minnesota has felt uneasy about their backup quarterback situation and brought Mullens in to compete with Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond. The winner will sit behind starting quarterback Kirk Cousins for the Minnesota Vikings. Mullens has had some experience starting for both the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns. The Las Vegas Raiders signed him this offseason, but this seems to indicate he lost the backup quarterback job to Jarrett Stidham.
A new potential backup for Kirk Cousins. pic.twitter.com/wZmYddMmay
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 22, 2022
In his four-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns, Nick Mullens has completed 407 passes for 4,861 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions on 630 attempts. He currently has 30 rushing attempts for negative 11 yards and zero touchdowns in his career. Mullens has proved himself a capable backup that can step into the starting role if an injury happens on the roster. Should he win the backup job and Kirk Cousins gets injured, Mullens will be ready to step up and play for the Vikings.
? QB TRADE ALERT ?
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) August 22, 2022
The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a disappointing season where they failed to make the 2022 NFL Playoffs. This season they should be able to compete for a spot in the Playoffs and perhaps an NFC North title as well. Nick Mullens could be the ideal backup in practice to help the team get ready each week. The hope is Kirk Cousins stays healthy, but if not the team will be ready to compete without him.