Vikings ‘Very Open’ to Improving QB Position: Report

Kirk Cousins


Kirk Cousins left practice with an undisclosed illness on August 11, 2022.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins left practice on August 11 with an undisclosed illness, leaving just two quarterbacks to facilitate practice — Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond.

Like much of training camp, it wasn’t pretty for the backup quarterbacks.

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Thirty days away from their season opener with the defending NFC North champion Green Bay Packers, the Vikings cannot afford to have practice hindered by poor quarterback play — but unfortunately, there’s been worse than good news coming out of training camp regarding the backup quarterback battle in Minnesota.

Vikings fans saw how ineffective Mannion was last season, stepping in for Cousins, who tested positive for COVID-19, in a 37-10 loss to the Packers in Week 17 that eliminated Minnesota from playoff contention. And apparently, Mond hasn’t taken a considerable step forward since his rookie year, failing to usurp Mannion for the No. 2 quarterback spot on the Vikings’ first depth chart of the 2022 season.

ESPN’s Kevin Seifert reported that, after two weeks of training camp, the new Vikings regime is opening its mind to the possibility that their backup to