Vikings Activate QB Sean Mannion From COVID List, Expected To Start Him Against Packers

The Minnesota Vikings announced Friday that they’ve activated QB Sean Mannion from the COVID-19 list along with OT Rashod Hill.

Sean Mannion

Multiple reports have said that the Vikings are expected to start Mannion in place of Kirk Cousins, who tested positive for COVID-19 today and is out for Week 17.

Mannion, 29, was drafted in the third round by the Rams back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year rookie contract and later signed a one-year deal with the Vikings as an unrestricted free agent. 

Mannion re-signed on another one-year deal for the 2020 season, but did not appear in a game. He caught on briefly with the Seahawks during camp in 2021 but was cut coming out of the preseason. 

The Vikings re-signed Mannion to their practice squad. 

In 2019, Mannion appeared in three games for the Vikings and completed 12 of 21 pass attempts for 126 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions.


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