s Sections Vikings 2018 SeasonVikings 2019 OffseasonU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota Vikings PodcastsOpen ThreadsMinnesota Vikings News and Links: April 9 Fran Tarkenton Jersey , 2019New,973commentsIs draft weekend here yet? CDTShareTweetShareShareMinnesota Vikings News and Links: April 9, 2019Merry Tuesday, everyone!They say that Bismarck will be missed by a snowstorm that was expected to hit us tomorrow, they say itís going to go to the south. Then again, 2 days ago, they say weíre going to get hit, and now they say it isnít supposed to happen, so why should I believe them this time? But, if I DONíT believe them this time, then that means I DO believe them on the first one, which then means that I should have believed them the second time, but then the storm will miss, which would make them wrong on the first one again.........hmmm, not sure what to think. Anyone else have an opinion? I just hope it doesnít snow, Iím done with winter, itís fired.Around the DN since our last open thread:Ted is cruising along in hte Greatest Win of All-Time Tournanment. He brought you game eleven Brett Favre Jersey , and followed it up with game twelve.Wludford brings us a realistic Vikings draft. Is it ideal? You be the judge, I like it.The Vikings have signed Karter Shult, who was a defensive end in the AAF until the AAF...........disappeared.Vikings and NFL news from elsewhere, and anything I find that is interesting or annoyingHolton Hill is suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the le......for taking PEDs. Good grief, they write half of a novel to tell you what can be communicated in 3 words.......well, two words and an acronym.A-a-ron Rodgers referred to a recent BR article as a Ďsmear attackí, from USA Today. A smear attack? Is that when you dip your finger in butter and wipe it on someoneís glasses? Seems odd that they would do such a thing, especially since Rodgers doesnít wear glasses.Man, thereís not much out there. Mocks, rumors, and........nothing. If I missed something, let me know.We come to todayís media selection:Hereís a great one from Waylon, enjoy!Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:No discussion of politics or religionNo feeding of the trollsThis isnít a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the doorKeep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)Speaking of which Adam Thielen Jersey , if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tagsNo pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employerIf you canít disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go awayWhile navigating the open thread, just assume itís sarcasmWith that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up and tie one on. Donít forget to tip your waitress, and try the chitlins. Kirk Cousins is going to be the starter, but thereís a lot going on behind him." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteDaily Norsemana Minnesota Vikings communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryVikingsOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Vikings 2018 SeasonVikings 2019 OffseasonU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota Vikings PodcastsFiled under:Minnesota Vikings 2019 OffseasonSloter, Mannion or Browning? Unpacking the Vikingsí backup quarterback dilemmaNew,103commentsKirk Cousins is going to be the starter, but thereís a lot going on behind him.CDTShareTweetShareShareSloter, Mannion or Browning? Unpacking the Vikingsí backup quarterback dilemmaPhoto by Hannah Foslien/Getty ImagesIf you arenít a die-hard Vikings fan, you probably donít know who Kyle Sloter is, which makes sense considering heís only been active for a handful of games and has never seen NFL action. But the Vikings have kept him around for a reason, and last season they kept him on the 53-man roster even though Trevor Siemian was locked in as the backup quarterback. This offseason, the Vikings lost Siemian to the Jets but signed veteran Sean Mannion to replace him. Then they scooped up former Washington star Jake Browning, who went undrafted after a remarkable collegiate career. So what is the plan?Kyle Sloter (aka Welcome to the Sloterhouse, Sloterhouse-five Stefon Diggs Jersey , etc)Sloter started his college career at Southern Mississippi and didnít get a chance to start, so he transferred to Northern Colorado and earned the starting job during his senior season in 2016. In his final college game, he was 26-of-42 for 438 yards and six touchdowns. That game was against Cal Poly, so you decide if itís impressive or not. Anyways, he then went undrafted and was signed by the Broncos. After a pretty good preseason, Denver cut him but tried to keep him around on the practice squad. The Vikings ended up signing him to their practice squad, and he was promoted to the active roster later in the season. The Vikings kept him around during the 2018 offseason and despite consistently outperforming Siemian in the preseason, he still ended up third on the depth chart. And yet...the Vikings easily couldíve cut him and elected to keep only two quarterbacks on the active roster, something a lot of teams do unless your third quarterback is Taysom Hill. The way I see it, you donít hold a roster spot for a player who you know isnít gonna play unless you have some plan for him.It looked like the plan was starting to reveal itself when Siemian left for New York, ostensibly paving the way for Sloter to take over as Kirk Cousinsí backup. But then the Vikings signed Mannion, whoís spent a few years with the Rams and doesnít project to be a starting-caliber QB. That brings us to...Sean MannionThis is where I start to get confused. Itís possible Mannion was brought in to compete with Sloter during training camp and not to actually make the final 53. For some background: Mannion, 27, was a third-round pick by the Rams back in 2015. Then they picked Jared Goff a year later, and it was clear Mannion had no path to the starting role. After the Rams got rid of Case Keenum (lol), Mannion took over as the backup.Maybe Rick Spielman thinks signing away Rams backup quarterbacks for cheap is a sustainable strategy for finding QBs. I dunno, it worked once in the past. Iím assuming Spielman or Mike Zimmer or someone sees something in Mannion that they like Harrison Smith Jersey , but it would be pretty surprising to see him surpass Sloter on the depth chart, considering the time and money the Vikings have invested in him. Anyways, I was already confused and then...Jake BrowningHey look, an undrafted free agent QB! But this isnít just some random guy. Browning was one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in college football by the time he graduated, and he holds pretty much every Washington passing record. He also led the Huskies to a couple Pac-12 titles. He was really good in 2016 and won the Pac-12 offensive player of the year, but struggled with inconsistency in his final two collegiate seasons and isnít good under pressure.This is probably one of those ďlook we signed an undrafted free agent you knowĒ kind of things, but itís worth keeping an eye on, especially when you consider that Sloter started his career as an undrafted free agent.What is the point of all this?Fair question. We know Kirk Cousins is going to be the Vikingsí starter this season and next, and no one is saying any of these guys should be starting for any NFL team. But there are two things to think about here: 1) you never know when a guy is gonna go down with an injury, and every team needs a quality backup to right the ship if this happens and 2) Cousins is under contract for two more seasons, but we donít know what the plan is beyond that. If Cousins isnít going to stick around after that, the Vikings need to start thinking about the future at his position. These guys might have something to do with that.