EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings are getting the band back together in their quarterback room.
Minnesota announced Tuesday that it has re-signed Sean Mannion, who hit free agency last week.
The news of Mannion re-joining the Vikings comes on the heels of starting quarterback Kirk Cousins signing a one-year contract extension earlier this month. Minnesota also has second-year quarterback Kellen Mond, a 2021 third-round pick, on its roster.
Mannion could be Cousins' backup for the fourth straight season, although Mond could challenge him for that role.
Mannion has made two starts in Purple, including in Week 17 of the 2021 season after Cousins landed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He provided a valiant effort but couldn't lead Minnesota to a win at Lambeau Field in tough circumstances.
Mannion completed 22 of 36 passes (61.1 percent) for 189 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions with a passer rating of 84.1 in a loss against the Packers that eliminated the Vikings from playoff contention.
His other start with the Vikings came in Week 17 of the 2019 season, when Minnesota had already locked up a playoff spot.
Mannion, a 2015 third-round pick by the Rams, spent the first four years of his career with that organization.
He joined the Vikings in 2019 and spent the next three seasons as Cousins' backup, drawing rave reviews from teammates and coaches for his football IQ and help in meetings and on the sideline.
Mannion spent part of the 2021 offseason with Seattle but re-joined Minnesota's roster just before the season started.