Ranking Chicago Bears in NFC North Quarterback Rooms
2. Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins, Sean Mannion, Kellen Mond
This is going to a huge season for Kirk Cousins to prove whether he will be trusted on moving forward or not. The Vikings had things fall apart, mainly because Cousins and his head coach could not get on the same page.
The Vikings obviously chose Cousins in the divorce, and they hired Kevin O’Connell, a guy who worked with Cousins dating back to Washington. With Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, along with Dalvin Cook and the return of Irv Smith, Cousins should have had enough weapons. Christian Darrisaw is entering year two at left tackle, so it is all shaping up for us to see Kirk Cousins at his best.
Most would agree that Cousins sits in the tier where he is not top 10 but is also a top half of the NFL starter. Justin Fields is not quite in that 11-16 range, and even Goff at his best was arguably there.
Kellen Mond is the top backup of these teams on paper, but Mike Zimmer had him a third-string and wanted nothing to do with him. We could soon learn the Vikings’ second and third QBs are the worst of the group.