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Vikings Agree to Terms to Re-Sign QB Sean Mannion


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have officially agreed to terms to re-sign backup quarterback Sean Mannion on Thursday.

Mannion initially joined the Vikings as a free agent last year. He started one game, the Week 17 regular-season finale, for Minnesota. He completed 12 of 21 passes for 126 yards after Minnesota opted to rest most starters to prepare for the NFC playoffs.

Prior to joining the Vikings, Mannion played four seasons for the Rams, appearing in 10 games for St. Louis/Los Angeles and making one start. He has completed 45 of 74 passes (60.8 percent) for 384 yards with three interceptions for a career passer rating of 57.5.

Mannion will turn 28 on April 25, the scheduled final day of the 2020 NFL Draft. He is part of a quarterbacks room that includes recently extended Kirk Cousins and second-year pro Jake Browning.

Head Coach Mike Zimmer frequently complimented Mannion's intelligence and approach last season.

Mannion starred collegiately at Oregon State where he broke multiple school records, including career passing yards (13,600), completions (1,187), attempts (1,838), completion percentage (64.6) and touchdowns (83), passing yards in a game (493), passing yards in a season (4,662 in 2013) and number of games with 350 or more passing yards (11).

A California native, Mannion played high school football at Foothill in Pleasanton, for his father, John. He set a Northern California record with 581 passing yards and five touchdowns in one game. In addition to being a three-year starter in football, Mannion earned two letters in baseball as a pitcher and one letter in basketball as a center.