Kellen Mond is ahead of Sean Mannion in the Vikings backup QB race

After watching the two Vikings backup quarterbacks play in their preseason loss to the Raiders, it’s clear that Kellen Mond is better than Sean Mannion, both in terms of current ability and future ability. I don’t think that’s an overreaction to one game. The question is no longer who the backup should be, but whether or not Mond is ready to fill that role, or if the Vikings should look outside their building for a No. 2 option.

Veteran Mannion is a known commodity; he is a replacement level QB with a low floor and low ceiling. He’s a smart guy who has value in the boardroom and could be a great coach one day, but he doesn’t appear to be an NFL-caliber passer. Mannion went 8-for-12 for 79 yards in Las Vegas, had an average depth of target of under five yards, picked up two sacks and nearly threw a bad interception on a linebacker.

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