3. Sean Mannion
If the Browns don’t see Keenum as a fit, perhaps they’ll take a cheaper option in Minnesota backup Sean Mannion.
Mannion, who is listed at 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, is a former third-round pick, going 89th overall to the Rams when they played in St. Louis. He made the move to LA where he actually backed up Case Keenum during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
After Keenum left for Minnesota, Mannion backed up Jared Goff, backing up the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s Super Bowl.
Mannion started made just two career starts, taking QB1’s role on the depth chart during Week 17 of this past season. With the Vikings laying claim, Mannion started against the Chicago Bears, as the Vikings fell 21-19.
As far as production, Mannion’s numbers aren’t going to blow anyone anyway. He’s been a career backup and mostly fills in during blowouts. In five seasons, He’s completed 45 of 74 pass passes for 384 yards. He’s never thrown a touchdown pass and has tossed three picks.
Mannion is not the person you’d probably go out and sign if you’re playing Armchair GM, rather, this is looking at who Stefanski might want with Baker Mayfield in the quarterback’s room. Plus, he knows Stefanski’s offense.