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Kirk Cousins will be the Vikings' primary quarterback in 2022...

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but the backup quarterback situation is dicier....

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The Raiders' quarterback Nick Mullens was available, thus Minnesota elected to

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acquire him in exchange for a conditional 2024 seventh-round selection from the Raiders.

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Minnesota must have liked what it saw when Mullens and the Raiders played the Vikings earlier in the preseason.

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As the team's established starter, Cousins has a reputation for being one of the

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most dependable quarterbacks when it comes to his physical well-being. However

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the Vikings were unable to identify dependable depth behind him in camp in the event that he missed any time.