Heading into free agency, the Vikings were extremely thin at QB. Only Kirk Cousins, who is insanely durable, has been on the roster for the game’s most important position. Well, that’s about to change. the vikings QB room is getting some much needed help.
Minnesota brings back Nick Mullens for Field Yates. Look at the simple, declarative tweet.
Yeats’ speech doesn’t have much to offer in terms of detail, but it’s encouraging nonetheless.
Mullens is approaching his 28th year on the planet and has been playing in the NFL since 2018. During that time, he’s been to San Francisco, Cleveland, and of course, Minnesota. It’s worth remembering that he was also on the Raiders’ roster last season. He even played against the Vikings during the preseason, giving Minnesota a great idea of what he can do.
A late August trade brought the QB from Sin City to the Hockey State.
One of the major mini-controversies throughout the offseason has been the status of Kirk Cousins. I’ve consistently predicted that we’ll see the man sign a new contract that runs for multiple seasons beyond 2023. Indeed, my belief is still that Cousins’ career in purple is closer to middle age than senior status.
However, that prediction has recently been challenged. Just yesterday, Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf was political in his response to the Purple QB’s future, opting to simply emphasize that #8 will be the best QB in 2023. In the end, I still think the new deal makes sense. especially if it lessens the impact of this season, but I’ve been wrong before.
Meanwhile, Nick Mullens will help the Vikings QB room on the cheap. We don’t know the exact details yet, but it’s safe to say he won’t be anywhere near the man in front of him on the depth chart. Mullens had a cap hit of $1.252 million last season.
Having to guess, I’d say the new deal is for multiple seasons and is worth a total of $5-8 million. Mullens has 17 career starts and 27 TD passes.
Editor’s Note: Information: Pro Football Reference: and: Over the hat helped with this piece.