Make no mistake about it: Kirk Cousins is the man under center in Minnesota.
But if Captain Kirk were to go down at some point between now and the postseason—which the Vikings have already clinched a spot in—Minnesota now has some options to consider following their latest roster move.
According to the team’s own Twitter account, the Vikings have signed former 10th overall draft pick Josh Rosen to their practice squad.
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The Vikings’ current backup quarterback is Nick Mullens, who was acquired from the San Francisco 49ers in an offseason trade. It’s likely that he would move into the starting role should something happen to Cousins, with Josh Rosen then being promoted to the active roster to serve as Mullens’ backup.
Including offseason and practice squad stints, the Vikings are now Rosen’s seventh NFL team. After being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with the 10th pick of the 2018 draft, Rosen was given up on after just one season. From there, he’s spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns.
The last time we saw Rosen on an NFL field was in 2021, when he made four appearances as a member of the Falcons. Those were all in mop-up duty, as Rosen completed just two of 11 pass attempts for 19 yards and two interceptions.
His last start came in 2019 with the Dolphins. Through his first five seasons, Rosen has a 3-13 record in 16 starts. He has a brutal 54% completion percentage with nearly double the amount of interceptions (21) as touchdowns (12).WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.