The Vikings acquired quarterback Nick Mullens from the Las Vegas Raiders Monday for a conditional 7th round draft pick in 2024.  Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON.  He says Mullens is a "major upgrade" over Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion.  Souhan explains that Mullens has played extensively for 2 seasons making 17 starts and completing 65% of his passes.  He's thrown 27 touchdown passes with 22 interceptions.  Mullens has played with San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Las Vegas.

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Souhan the Vikings don't need to keep more than Kirk Cousins and Mullens at the quarterback position.  He suggest they could keep Mond on the practice squad if they see a future for him.  Souhan says the trade for Mullens is a sign they don't have interest in the other two guys.  Mullens is expected to see his first action as a Viking Saturday night.

The Vikings will close the preseason Saturday night at 8 p.m. when they play at Denver.  Hear the game on AM 1390/93.9 FM Granite City Sports with pregame coverage starting at 7 p.m.

If you'd like to listen to my conversation with Jim Souhan it is available below.




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