The Vikings could be in the market for a signal-caller after veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins suffered a torn Achilles in the fourth quarter of Minnesota’s 24-10 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 8.
The Vikings have won three in a row and are looking forward to Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returning from injured reserve.
Kevin O’Connell’s team has multiple options in-house, as Jaren Hall replaced Cousins on the field Sunday afternoon and is the likely option moving forward. There is also Nick Mullens, who can return from injured reserve next week against the Atlanta Falcons.
The second overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, Mariota has seen plenty of things during his career. He has started 74 games including 13 for the Atlanta Falcons last season. Mariota is mobile but struggles to throw with anticipation and reading the field. He is 34-40 across his 74 starts with a 92:54 TD:INT ratio.