The Minnesota Vikings keep on tinkering with their roster and front office to improve their chances for 2022.
First, they replaced longtime general manager Rick Spielman with Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.
Then, they also hired Kevin O’Connell to replace longtime head coach Mike Zimmer.
The Vikings also signed quarterback Kirk Cousins to a one-year, $35 million extension.
Speaking of quarterback, they added another one on their depth chart, as NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.
A new potential backup for Kirk Cousins. pic.twitter.com/wZmYddMmay
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 22, 2022
He tweeted, “Trade! The #Raiders are sending QB Nick Mullens to the #Vikings for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2024, per sources. A new potential backup for Kirk Cousins.”
Before this trade, Mullens signed with the Raiders last April.
Thus, Mullens was sent to the Vikings, which will be his fifth NFL team if offseason stints are included.
After going undrafted in 2017, he was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and stayed there until 2020.
He then signed with the Philadelphia Eagles but was waived before the 2021 season started.
The Cleveland Browns added him to their practice squad before elevating him to the main roster.
Will Mullens Remain On The Vikings Roster?
For now, the Vikings have four quarterbacks on their depth chart.
Trading for Mullens this late in the offseason indicates that they are looking to keep him.
Therefore, either Mannion or Mond is in danger of being cut.
The result will be known during the cutdown day for all NFL teams.
For all we know, Mullens might not be out of the woods yet as well.