The Minnesota Vikings have traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for QB Nick Mullens, the team announced Monday.
Mullens, 27, will have an opportunity to compete for the backup quarterback spot in Minnesota behind Kirk Cousins. In their last outing against the 49ers on Saturday, Kellen Mond(10/20, 82 yards, two interceptions) and Sean Mannion(10/15, 65 yards) did not play very well. The Vikings scored only seven points and lost to the 49ers 17-7.
Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah was with Mullens in both San Francisco and Cleveland, so he knows the five-year veteran very well.
Mullens signed with the Raiders as a free agent on April 1, 2022.
Last season, Mullens appeared in one game with the Cleveland Browns in which he started and compiled a 147.0 passer rating on 20-of-30 passing for 147 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. Mullens initially entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, where he remained through the 2020 season. In addition to the 49ers, Browns, and Raiders, Mullens had a stint with the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2021 offseason and training camp.