With Kirk Cousins, Nate Stanley and Kellen Mond at present on the staff’s reserve/COVID-19 checklist, Jake Browning was the one accessible quarterback in the course of the Vikings‘ coaching camp observe on Monday. Given their present state of affairs, Minnesota has claimed veteran quarterback Danny Etling off waivers, based on NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero.
Whereas he has by no means appeared in a regular-season recreation, Etling had in depth taking part in time throughout his rookie preseason with the Patriots in 2018. He went 18 of 32 for 157 yards with one landing and two interceptions within the Patriots’ remaining recreation of the ’18 preseason. Etling additionally rushed for 113 yards, together with an 86-yard TD, on seven carries whereas main New England to a 17-12 win over the Giants. Etling spent the season on the observe squad after failing to make the Patriots’ 53-man roster.
After a short swap to receiver, Etling moved again to quarterback after being claimed off waivers by the Falcons in August 2019. Etling spent the 2020 season on the Seahawks‘ observe squad earlier than being waived on Sunday when the Seahawks signed former Vikings backup Sean Mannion.
The 27-year-old quarterback performed collegiately at Purdue and LSU. In 35 faculty begins, Etling accomplished almost 58% of his passes for simply over 7,000 yards with 43 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. Throughout his remaining season with the Tigers, Etling threw 16 touchdowns in opposition to simply two interceptions whereas serving to lead LSU to a 9-4 file.
With the vast majority of his quarterbacks out, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer known as for a sequence of Wildcat snaps to working again Dalvin Cook dinner throughout Monday’s observe. Zimmer quipped this could possibly be be a foreshadowing of a issues to come back this season.
“I instructed [the team] we needed to line up that manner just a few instances, as a result of hey, possibly this occurs in the course of the yr,” Zimmer stated, through Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune. “I additionally instructed the receivers they’re most likely not catching many balls that day, both.”
The Vikings additionally signed QB Case Cookus, who was introduced in for a exercise earlier this week. Cookis had transient stints with the Giants and Broncos.