The Minnesota Vikings employ Kirk Cousins, Kellen Mond, and Sean Mannion at quarterback, and the group took a search at one particular extra on Friday.
Brett Hundley, a previous division foe, tried out at Vikings rookie minicamp to round out the 7 days.
Final 12 months, Hundley was a backup quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, supporting then-starter Carson Wentz. The Colts nuked all semblance of QB continuity this offseason, trading Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders, attaining Matt Ryan via trade from the Atlanta Falcons, and letting Hundley to strike free agency.
Hundley was drafted in the 5th Round of the 2015 NFL Draft — the decide following the Vikings picked Stefon Diggs. He started his vocation with the Inexperienced Bay Packers, typically as the QB2 to Aaron Rodgers. Just after the 2017 time, Hundley plotted program as a journeyman, landing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018, Arizona Cardinals in 2019 and 2020, and the aforementioned Colts very last season.
In seven seasons, Hundley has participated in 18 games, starting up nine of them — all with the Packers in 2017 when Aaron Rodgers was wounded. Inexperienced Bay was 3-6 (.333) with Hundley at the helm. Hundley owns a 9-TD to 13-INT split in his job.
The UCLA alumnus is much more mobile than the Vikings are accustomed to at quarterback. In people nine games filling in for Rodgers, Hundley tallied 270 speeding yards and two touchdowns. Vikings incumbent quarterbacks, Kirk Cousins and Sean Mannion, are not recognised for mobility. Mond, on the other hand, is far more nimble.
If Minnesota indicators Hundley, he’d right away vie for the QB2 occupation. Mannion isn’t quite effective in glimpses on a normal-period industry, and nobody is aware of if Mond is any very good. Hundley has a documented heritage of QB2 assistance — considerably a lot more, comparatively talking, than Mannion and Mond put together.
Hundley has a historical past of backing up stellar quarterbacks. He’s been the backup plan to Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Kyler Murray to day.
On top of that, he was teammates with Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr, and previous Vikings punter Jeff Locke at UCLA.
Hundley is 28 many years previous.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Mentioned responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).