Vikings Training Camp 2019: Previewing the quarterbacks – The Viking Age

Vikings Training Camp 2019: Previewing the quarterbacks – The Viking Age

(Photo by Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Kirk Cousins

The Minnesota Vikings didn’t get what they paid for last year, but they’re hoping for a better quarterback room for the 2019 season.

One year ago, there was plenty of excitement surrounding the Minnesota Vikings. After reaching the NFC Championship in 2017, the Vikings went all in to take the next step and they signed free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $84 million contract during the 2018 offseason.

For the majority of training camp (and into the regular season), Minnesota fans were eager to see what they were going to get in Cousins and the answer, unfortunately, was just more disappointment.

After a hot start to the season, Cousins and the rest of the Vikings’ roster slipped off the map. By the end of the year, Minnesota owned an 8-7-1 record that resulted in them just missing the playoffs after high-priced quarterback only threw for 132 yards in the season finale against Chicago Bears.

Now, the Vikings are looking to get the most out of their expensive signal-caller while also creating depth behind him. Kyle Sloter and Sean Mannion should be in the mix while undrafted rookie Jake Browning will also look to create an impression in his first training camp.

Minnesota will need better results from their quarterback room in 2019 and training camp is the perfect place for the quartet to get a head start.


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