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March 18, 2020 04:56 PM
Vikings' Sean Mannion: Re-ups with Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion agreed to terms Wednesday with the Vikings on a one-year contract, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Mannion is in line to return for another year as Kirk Cousins' backup, despite having underwhelmed in his lone extended action in Week 17 of last season. Of course, it's worth noting that his unimpressive showing came without the presence of Minnesota's top running backs (Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison) and top offensive tackles (Riley Reiff and Brian O'Neill). The Vikings could still bring in other competition for the backup job this summer.

December 29, 2019 06:52 PM
Vikings' Sean Mannion: Fails to impress in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion completed 12 of 21 pass attempts for 126 yards and two interceptions during Sunday's 21-19 loss to the Bears.

Mannion started for Kirk Cousins, as he and many other regular starters watched from the sideline. Mannion completed just 57 percent of his passes, averaged 6.0 yards per attempt and turned the ball over twice, reminding everyone why he's never gotten an extended run as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Mannion will return to the bench for the postseason and could have the team considering its options behind Cousins.

December 29, 2019 12:08 PM
Vikings' Sean Mannion: Should act as top QB in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion will serve as the Vikings' primary quarterback in Sunday's game against the Bears, even if he doesn't start, Courtney Cronin of reports.

Coach Mike Zimmer hasn't confirmed how he plans to proceed with resting his players in Week 17, but all reports thus far have suggested that several key regulars -- including Kirk Cousins -- won't play much, if at all. Cousins is active against Chicago, but Cronin suggests that even if the veteran signal-caller gets the first snap, he'll merely just be preserving his consecutive start streak before exiting the contest soon thereafter. Mannion, who has appeared in only two games and has played five snaps in total, will thus be in store for his most extended action of the campaign. The setup isn't favorable, however, as the Vikings' top two running backs (Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison) are out with injuries, while starting offensive tackles Riley Reiff and Brian O'Neill are healthy inactives. Additionally, star wideouts Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are among the several Vikings who will likely have limited roles in Week 17.

December 26, 2019 10:40 PM
Vikings' Sean Mannion: Could get second career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion could get his second career start this week against Chicago if starter Kirk Cousins is rested ahead of the playoffs, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "Sean's a smart guy,'' head coach Mike Zimmer said. "He's done a really good job on the (scout team). When he gets his opportunities with the other guys, he's done a good job."

With the Vikings locked into the No. 6 playoff seed, there's nothing to play for this week against Chicago. However, the Vikings may be motivated to play their starters for a quarter or two after a poor offensive performance in last week's loss to Green Bay. Head coach Mike Zimmer hasn't said whether he'll rest his starters and may not announce a decision until kickoff. Either way, it seems likely that Mannion will see significant action Sunday as it's unlikely Cousins will play more than a quarter or two.

August 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Vikings' Sean Mannion: Solid third preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion was 6-of-9 for 57 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona.

Despite a ho-hum preseason, Mannion still appears set to begin the season as the No. 2 quarterback. Kyle Sloter has played well in the preseason, so it's possible the two could be jockeying for position on the depth chart during the regular season.

August 10, 2019 09:08 PM
Vikings' Sean Mannion: Strong preseason debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion was 7-of-13 for 102 yards passing with a touchdown and no interceptions in Friday's preseason win over New Orleans.

Mannion had a solid performance, and he's expected to win the backup job behind Kirk Cousins. So far in camp there hasn't been much talk that his spot as the No. 2 QB is at risk.

April 8, 2019 09:28 AM
Vikings' Sean Mannion: Packs bags for Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion signed a contract with the Vikings on Sunday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Mannion was picked in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft and spent the last four years in a backup role. He appeared in 10 games during that time, completing 33 of 53 passes for 258 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception. The Vikings still have Kyle Sloter on the roster, so Mannion will enter a competition to become Kirk Cousins' backup in 2019.

March 29, 2019 01:12 PM
Sean Mannion: Visiting Vikings on Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 20, 2019 12:12 PM
Sean Mannion: Could head to Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 2, 2019 03:12 PM
Rams' Sean Mannion: Tosses three passes in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion made three regular-season appearances and completed just two of three passes for 23 yards. He only saw the field for 36 offensive snaps.

The backup will become a free agent this spring after spending the past four years with the Rams. Mannion was a third-round selection in 2015, but then Los Angeles took Jared Goff with the first overall pick the following year, and Mannion made his only career start in a meaningless Week 17 game last season. With Goff proving to be a franchise cornerstone, any chance of Mannion becoming a fantasy-relevant quarterback probably won't come with the Rams.

December 31, 2017 10:04 PM
Rams' Sean Mannion: Underwhelms in first career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion completed 20 of 34 passes for 169 yards during Sunday's 34-13 loss to San Francisco.

With the Rams resting the majority of their regulars on offense, and San Francisco rolling along a four-game winning streak, this was a tough spot for the 25-year-old Quarterback. Additionally, considering it was also Mannion's first career start, the audition should probably be viewed as a mediocre showing. Still, with Jared Goff taking a significant step forward and showing tremendous promise this year, Mannion's fantasy outlook remains bleak heading into the 2018 season.

December 28, 2017 09:32 AM
Rams' Sean Mannion: Set to start in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion will start at quarterback Sunday against the 49ers, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Rams head coach Sean McVay confirmed Wednesday that he'll rest regular starter Jared Goff for the regular-season finale, but it will be tough for Mannion to find success while running back Todd Gurley, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan are also held out of the lineup. Further adding to the challenge, McVay probably won't allow Robert Woods, Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp (knee) to handle full workloads, assuming they play at all. While it's still a nice audition for the future, Mannion can't be counted on for much useful production this week.

December 28, 2017 09:32 AM
Rams' Sean Mannion: Could start Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion could start at quarterback Week 17 against the 49ers with Rams head coach Sean McVay suggesting Tuesday that Jared Goff and several other key starters could be held out of the regular-season finale for rest, Alden Gonzalez of reports. "Every single game is important," McVay said. "But I think [Week 17] will provide an opportunity for us to potentially get some guys healthier, rest them, give some other guys a chance to step up. How that affects the guys that are healthy that we want to be smart with is going to be determined as the week progresses. But it is one of those deals where I think you might see us rest some guys."

With a first-round playoff bye unattainable and the Rams set to finish as the No. 3 or 4 seed in the NFC -- both of which guarantee Los Angeles a first-round home game -- McVay appears set to prioritize the team's health heading into the postseason above putting the best squad on the field in Week 17. The strong likelihood that Goff will be made inactive or see only limited action against San Francisco positions Mannion to receive his most extensive NFL action to date. With only 16 career pass attempts across his three seasons in the league, Mannion is a virtual unknown, making it difficult to rely on him outside of two-quarterback settings in Week 17. Mannion's fantasy upside would be further limited if key playmakers like running back Todd Gurley and wideouts Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins are also granted rest during the contest.

August 28, 2017 03:32 PM
Rams' Sean Mannion: Strengthens case for backup job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2016 08:25 PM
Rams' Sean Mannion: Backup duty likely Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 19, 2016 10:45 PM
Rams' Sean Mannion: May start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion could earn the start Saturday against the 49ers in the event Jared Goff (concussion) is unable to play, Alden Gonzalez of 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.

September 2, 2016 12:54 PM
Rams' Sean Mannion: Named backup quarterback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion has been named the Rams' backup quarterback to begin the season, Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times reports.

In what would've been considered a shocking twist just a few months ago, Mannion, a third-round pick in 2015, has been placed above the first-overall pick in 2016, Jared Goff, on the depth Chart. Mannion impressed in the preseason, finishing with 325 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception on 39-of-60 passing. That performance, combined with his extra year in the team's offense, is likely why he ended up as the primary backup.

August 14, 2016 11:26 AM
Rams' Sean Mannion: Turns in eye-opening performance in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion completed 18 of 25 passes for 147 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 28-24 preseason victory over the Cowboys. He also gained a yard on two rushes.

The 2015 third-round pick received some extended playing time after 2016 No.1 overall pick Jared Goff took an early powder due to a sore shoulder. Mannion made the most of his opportunity, leading the Rams to a rousing comeback from what had been a 21-0 deficit at one point in the first half. He connected with running back Chase Reynolds for the first of his three scores in the third quarter, before coming back with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to Nelson Spruce and Aaron Green. Although he appears destined for a No. 3 role to start the season given the fact that Case Keenum is likely to start while Goff waits in the wings, Mannion can certainly give the Rams' coaching staff something to think about with continued preseason showings the caliber of Saturday's effort.

November 30, 2015 09:30 PM
Rams' Sean Mannion: Plays well in garbage time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mannion was 6-of-7 for 31 yards in relief of Nick Foles on Sunday as the Rams fell 31-7 to Cincinnati.

This was Mannion's first look of the season, and he performed decently in his sparse game time. Nick Foles has been awful the last two weeks, and if Case Keenum is still hurt, the Rams may give Mannion a shot at the starting spot. That being said, the Rams' offense is putrid and no matter who's under center, they're not going to produce much fantasy-wise.

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