QB Sean Mannion - Minnesota Vikings
|6-6, 229||Born: 4-25-1992||College: Oregon State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2015|
2019 Week 17 vs CHI (12 / 21 / 126 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
It was Mannion who won the back up job over Kyle Sloter in the preseason, and the Vikings gave him his first career start against the Bears. Mannion did not have any of the Vikings key offensive players this week and struggled mightily. He threw 2 interceptions, lost a fumble, but some how stayed on his feet and was not sacked. Mike Boone did a great job running the ball and should have softened the defense, but Mannion missed on several play action passes and completed just 57% of his passes. Mannion fumbled on the first drive of the game. Boone has just ripped off a 59-yard run to put the Vikings in great position and then mishandled the pitch on the next play. Mannion is credited with the fumble, but Boone was the one who could not hold on to it. It may not be a fair fumble, but that is how the rules are currently written. The next offensive drive resulted in an interception when Mannion tried to get the ball to Boone across the middle. This play also had more to do with Boone than Mannion. The ball was put right on the money and the interception happened when Boone tried to tuck the ball and turn up field and bobbled it into the air. It was a gift of an interception for the Bears defense and had nothing to do with the throw from Mannion. The final interception came on the last play of the game and the Vikings down. They had just given up the lead to the Bears with 10 seconds left and Mannion launched a hail marry down the field. The Bears safety was able to come down with the ball and end the game. The overall stat line did not look great for Mannion, but he did not get any help from Boone or any of the resting starters.
2017 Week 15 vs SEA (1 / 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)
The Rams offense was playing so well that Mannion was able to spell Goff late in the 4th quarter. There is no real risk of Goff losing any time to Mannion as the Rams still have a lot to play for in the season's final weeks. Mannion managed 7 total yards in what will most likely be his last appearance of the season.
2017 Week 17 vs SF (20 / 34 / 169 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
Sean Mannion struggled in this game as the Rams asked him to do very little in this game and not throw the ball deep. To be fair for Mannion, he did not have many options to work with in this game as the Rams sat their top receivers in this game. He did make a perfect throw to Mike Thomas on a 50-yard completion that was a ball that was placed perfectly between two defenders.