The Minnesota Vikings have recruited Kirk Cousins, Kellen Mond and Shawn Manion in the quarterbacks, and the team is looking at another one on Friday.
Brett Handley, former division enemy, attempts Vikings rookie minicamp Round out the week.
Last year, Handley was a backup quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, backing then-starter Carson Wentz. The Colts have blown away all traces of QB continuity this offseason, with Carson Wentz dealing with Washington commanders, acquiring Matt Ryan through trades from the Atlanta Falcons, and allowing Handley to hit free agency.
The Hundley 2015 NFL Draft was drafted in the 5th round – the Vikings were selected after selecting Stephen Diggs. He began his career with the Green Bay Packers, mostly from QB2 as Aaron Rogers. After the 2017 season, Handley planned the course as a traveler, landing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018, the Arizona Cardinals in 2019 and 2020, and the aforementioned Colts last season.
In seven seasons, Handley has played in 18 games, nine of which have been started – with the Packers when Aaron Rogers was injured in 2017. Green Bay was 3-6 (.333) led by Handley. Handley owns a 9-TD to 13-INT split in his career.
UCLA alumni are more mobile than the Vikings are accustomed to quarterbacks. In those nine games for Rogers, Handley lengthened 270 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The quarterbacks in charge of the Vikings, Kirk Cousins and Shawn Manion, are not known for mobility. Mound on the other hand is more clever.
If Minnesota signs Handley, he will immediately fight for a QB2 job. Manion is not very productive in the light of a regular-season field and no one knows if the pulp is any better. Handley’s QB2 service has a well-documented history – much more than the combination of Manion and Mond, in comparison.
Handley has a history of backing up Starler quarterbacks. He has planned backups for Aaron Rogers, Russell Wilson and Kyler Marr to date.
In addition, he co-founded the UCLA with Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr, and former Vikings punter Jeff Locke.
Handley is 28 years old.
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