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Vikings Are Reportedly Trading For A Raiders Quarterback On Monday

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We have significant trade news out of the National Football League. The Minnesota Vikings and Las Vegas Raiders have reportedly agreed to a quarterback trade. The NFC North franchise is acquiring quarterback Nick Mullens from Vegas. 

In exchange, Minnesota is reportedly sending a conditional 7th-round pick to the Raiders for Mullens. It's conditional on the precedent Mullens is active for at least one game this upcoming season. 

Mullens joins a quarterback room that features Kirk Cousins, Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond. The experienced reserve quarterback has a good chance to win the team's backup quarterback position. 

"Trade! The #Raiders are sending QB Nick Mullens to the #Vikings for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2024, per sources. A new potential backup for Kirk Cousins," said Tom Pelissero. 

Nick Mullens is entering the fifth year of his NFL career. He's started 20 games over the last four seasons. All-in-all, he's completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 4,861 yards and 26 touchdowns with 22 picks. 

It's plausible the Vikings haven't been pleased with either Mannion or Mond and that's the reason they went out and traded for Mullens. He provides some good experience at the backup position behind Cousins. 

The Vikings begin the 2022 season on Sept. 11 against the Green Bay Packers.