Sean Mannion signed with Minnesota this offseason, and he's expected to be the No. 2 quarterback for the Vikings behind Kirk Cousins. Mannion spent 2018 as the No. 2 quarterback for the Rams, but he would only have Fantasy relevance if Cousins got hurt. Even then, Mannion would only be worth adding off waivers in the deepest of leagues.
Mannion is visiting the Vikings on Monday after being in talks with the team on a contract the last couple weeks, Chris Tomasson of The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports. Mannion served as Jared Goff's backup in 2018 and has been with the Rams all four years of his career. He's been a career backup to date and appears set to serve as an understudy again in 2019. The Vikings only have Kyle Sloter under contract behind starter Kirk Cousins and could bring Mannion in to compete for the No. 2 quarterback role.
Mannion is having conversations to sign with the Vikings, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Mannion appeared in three games with the Rams last season as Jared Goff's backup and attempted only three passes. The 26-year-old won't return to his old job in Los Angeles after the team signed Blake Bortles on Monday. The Vikings have Kirk Cousins and Kyle Sloter under contract for 2019, they but appear to be looking for a more veteran backup option than Sloter.
Mannion completed 16 of 29 pass attempts for 214 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's preseason loss to the Chargers. Mannion is battling with Dan Orlovsky for the backup job behind starter Jared Goff. While Mannion was just mediocre Saturday, Orlovsky has only attempted five passes through three preseason games, so the quarterback pecking order is pretty clear. Still, there aren't many fantasy settings where Mannion is worth a roster spot.
Mannion is trending toward handling backup duties to starting quarterback Jared Goff (concussion) on Saturday against the 49ers, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports. On Tuesday, Goff handled a full allotment of reps at practice, after which interim head coach John Fassel stated the rookie has entered the final stage of the concussion protocol. Goff will thus have three days to meet with an independent neurologist and gain clearance for game action. If the preceding occurs, as expected, Goff will assume his typical mantle, while Mannion usurps veteran Case Keenum as the Rams looks toward the future.
Mannion could earn the start Saturday against the 49ers in the event Jared Goff (concussion) is unable to play, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports. When Goff wasn't deemed ready to serve as the backup QB at the beginning of the season, Mannion was active behind Case Keenum for Weeks 1 and 2. In the interim, Mannion has donned street clothes while Goff worked his way into the lead role, which the latter has handled in each of the last five games. Now with a concussion in tow, Goff's immediate availability is precarious, to say the least. Thus, the Rams will take two things into consideration: due to Keenum's free-agent status in the offseason, the organization wants to see what they have in Mannion, a third-round pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, meaning he may be under center Saturday.
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