Former Los Angeles Rams backup quarterback Sean Mannion met with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday.
Despite going in a different direction with Blake Bortles as the new backup to Jared Goff for the 2019 season, the Los Angeles Rams were still interested to see where Sean Mannion could end up in free agency.
As much as the Rams would have loved to see Mannion return for another year with the team, Bortles is way more experienced, and came at a steal price wise thanks to the Jacksonville Jaguars releasing the former first-round pick after signing Nick Foles.
Plus, it seemed like early on that some teams would be interested in Mannion due to the fact that he’s spent the last two years developing under Sean McVay, meaning Los Angeles most likely felt they would be outbid by another team willing to offer him more money.
Up until last week, the news surrounding Mannion was pretty quiet before it was reported that he would be meeting with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday to discuss the possibility of competing with Kyle Sloter for the backup job to Kirk Cousins.
Unfortunately for Mannion, the quarterback left without a deal from the Vikings, but it appears that just because it didn’t happen on Monday doesn’t necessarily mean the possibility should be ruled out, at least according to one report.
Sadly for Mannion, this could be one of those situations in which Minnesota realizes they have some time to decide whether it would be worth bringing him on board since the interest from other teams really isn’t there at the moment.
Sooner or later, some team is going to want to take a chance on Mannion, even if it comes a few months down the road since injuries unfortunately happen too often in the NFL.
Knowing the Vikings, it wouldn’t come as a surprise at all if they did end up signing Mannion at some point since Sloter really hasn’t done anything to stand out, and Minnesota wants to make sure they have someone to rely on just in case Cousins were to ever suffer some sort of injury.
After Case Keenum ended up joining the Vikings prior to the 2017 season following another stint with the Rams, how ironic would it be if Mannion took a similar approach if Minnesota did end up deciding to bring him on board?