Vikings Sign Former Gophers QB Tanner Morgan to Practice Squad

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The Minnesota Vikings are 1-3 on the 2023-24 season and the least of their (current) problems are at the quarterback position. Kirk Cousins remains one of the most reliable and productive QBs in the NFL. But on Thursday, the Vikings signed another well-known Minnesota quarterback, Tanner Morgan, to their practice squad.

Tanner Morgan played for the Minnnesota Gophers from 2018 to 2022 and ranks 2nd all time in both passing yards (9,469) and passing touchdowns (65), behind only Adam Weber (2007-2010) in both categories.

Morgan went undrafted in the 2023 NFL Draft, but signed for and played with the Pittsburgh Steelers during training camp and preseason, before being cut. This will be Tanner’s second shot in the NFL. We’ll see if he can stick.

Passing
YearSchoolConfClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRate
*2018MinnesotaBig TenFRQB98915258.614019.28.696147.6
*2019MinnesotaBig TenSOQB1321031866.0325310.211.1307178.7
2020MinnesotaBig TenJRQB710618357.913897.67.175128.8
*2021MinnesotaBig TenSRQB1314925059.620448.27.4109134.3
*2022MinnesotaBig TenSR910716066.913828.68.495151.7
CareerMinnesota661106362.294698.98.86532151.2
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 10/5/2023.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan