It looks like the Minnesota Vikings might be making a change to their QB room fairly soon.
The Vikings could be looking to cut BYU quarterback Jaren Hall, who they selected in the fifth round of the draft as a developmental project.
Pioneer Press reporter Dane Mizutani is now predicting that Hall is a viable roster-cut candidate who will likely end up being stuck on the practice squad for the 2023 season.
“He just looks so green. I feel almost bad for him because I don’t think he’s there yet. He has a little arm talent. But he’s a guy, I think you could honestly cut and [stow] him onto your practice squad pretty easily,” Mizutani said on August 19 on the “Purple Insider” podcast.
The Minnesota Vikings fell in their second preseason game vs. the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night, 24-16. Hall completed 4 of his 7 passes for 49 yards. Hall completed 6-of-14 passes for 37 yards against the Seahawks.
“He looked better than he did against Seattle but it isn’t very hard to look better than he did against Seattle,” Muzutani said. “It’s very clear he played in an offense that wasn’t anything close to pro-style offense in college there are things he just doesn’t get yet, and that’s fine. He’s a fifth-round pick from BYU. He wasn’t prepared for this moment. He’s even said he has so much to learn.”
Through two preseason games, Hall has completed 10-of-22 pass attempts for a 47.6% completion rate and a 58.8 passer rating.
The Vikings signed quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, who was recently named the XFL’s Offensive Player of the Year, on Monday. He’ll give the team an additional arm for the last week of the preseason.
The Minnesota Vikings are looking for their quarterback of the future since Kirk Cousins is 35 and does not have many more years left. He is coming off back-to-back-back years of throwing for over 4,000 yards and at least 29 touchdowns.
Whoever is slated to take over will have big shoes to fill.
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