Minnesota Vikings now have six quarterbacks under contract
On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings added two more quarterbacks to their roster to make up for the absence of Kellen Mond, Kirk Cousins and Nate Stanley.
On Sunday, Jake Browning was the only one of the Minnesota Vikings’ four quarterbacks not on the team’s reserve / COVID-19 list.
That changed on Monday when the Vikings signed free agent signal caller Case Cookus and claimed former Seattle Seahawks passer Danny Etling out of waivers. With those two additions, Minnesota now has a total of six contracted quarterbacks with the team.
There’s a good chance that one, if not both, of the flaggers the Vikings added on Monday will be fired in the near future whenever Kirk’s cousins, Kellen Mond and Nate Stanley drop off Reserve / COVID-19 list.
Who are the Minnesota Vikings’ new quarterbacks?
On Monday, Minnesota brought in Cookus, former St John’s (MN) passer Jackson Erdmann and former University of Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald for a practice session.
In the end, Cookus did enough to earn a job with the Vikings for at least some practice. Minnesota will be the third NFL team they’ve signed with since not being drafted in 2020 in northern Arizona. the New York Giants and Denver Broncos are the other teams that have given a brief glimpse into the Vikings’ new quarterback in the recent past.
The other Minnesota passer added on Monday was Etling, who was recently sacked by the Seahawks to make room on their roster for a former Vikings quarterback, Sean mannion.
After spending his college career at Purdue and LSU, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Etling was selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He spent his rookie season on the Patriots practice team, and since then he has played with the Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons.
Maybe Minnesota will like what they see from their two new quarterbacks over the next few days. Most likely, however, they are just placeholders until callers on the Reserve / COVID-19 list return to the field.