Mannion was picked in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but he spent the last four years in a backup role. During that tenure, Mannion appeared in 10 games, 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 compete with him to become Kirk Cousins' backup in 2019.
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 a backup 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 potentially 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, but appear to be looking for a more veteran backup option than Sloter.
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.
|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||7||6||85.7||31||4.43||11||0||0||0/0||0||0||85.1|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||5||1||37||22||59.5||185||5.00||50||0||0||3/20||2||1||72.5|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||3||0||3||2||66.7||23||7.67||18||0||0||0/0||0||0||89.6|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||5||1||9||-2||-0.2||3||0||0||3|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||3||0||7||-9||-1.3||3||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||5||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|