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Danny Etling | Vikings QB

Date of Birth:  07/22/1996
Age:  26
Height  6'3"
Weight:   222
College:  LSU
Drafted:  2018 | Round 7 | Pick 219
Depth Chart:  4th string

Danny Etling | Vikings QB


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Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Vikings claimed Danny Etling.

Minnesota is dealing with COVID issues at quarterback, so Etling will now join the mix during training camp. The former LSU quarterback has athleticism and versatility that should help in situations like this.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Seahawks have released Danny Etling.

Etling brings a dual-threat skillset and was competing with Geno Smith and rookie Anthony Gordon to backup Russell Wilson, but he will now be a candidate for the practice squad.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Seahawks claimed Danny Etling, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Etling is an interesting addition for Seattle, and his dual-threat skillset could potentially allow him to push Geno Smith for backup duties behind Russell Wilson. The former LSU quarterback was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Falcons released Danny Etling.

The 2018 seventh-round pick of the Patriots is a versatile player that shouldn't have much trouble finding a new landing spot even with COVID-19 having an impact on signings. Atlanta is going with Matt Schaub and Kurt Benkert behind Matt Ryan at quarterback for now.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Falcons waived Danny Etling.

Atlanta is heading into its bye week, and Matt Ryan is fully expected to be ready to return from his ankle injury after missing one game, so Etling will now hit waivers. If Etling goes unclaimed, he'll likely return to the Falcons practice squad.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Falcons promoted Danny Etling to the active roster.

With Matt Ryan (ankle) uncertain for tomorrow, Etling will either serve as depth as the third quarterback in an emergency situation or as the backup behind Matt Schaub if Ryan is inactive. We still think Ryan, who has not missed a game since December 2009, will be able to tough it out and play tomorrow; but it might just not be possible for him to play well with a serious ankle sprain, in which case Atlanta might just decide he should sit. The Falcons play at 1:00 PM ET tomorrow, so we'll know Matty Ice's status by 11:30 AM ET.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Falcons have claimed Danny Etling off waivers.

Atlanta is thin at quarterback after Kurt Benkert was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury, so expect Etling—who worked some at receiver with the Patriots earlier this summer—to work mostly with the quarterbacks for the Falcons. Etling does not need to be owned in dynasty leagues at the moment.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Patriots waived Danny Etling.

Etling was getting time at wide receiver this summer as he looked to make the team in New England, but the Patriots are going in another direction. It hurt Etling when the Pats drafted Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham in the fourth round of this year's draft. Etling's athleticism could lead to teams being interested in him at multiple positions, and it won't be surprised if multiple teams put in waivers claims on him.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

Danny Etling has been working with the receivers at training camp.

This is interesting. The former LSU quarterback flashed his athleticism last preseason, and New England appears to at least be giving him a look at receiver and on special teams. This would certainly help Etling's chances of making the team, and it's something to monitor. We'll see if the Patriots announce and official position switch for Etling.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Patriots signed Danny Etling to the practice squad.

The rookie quarterback from LSU cleared waivers, so New England was able to get him on their practice squad. It's a good sign for Etling that head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots like him.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Patriots waived quarterback Danny Etling.

Etling just led New England to a win in the last preseason game on Thursday, and Bill Belichick talked about how hard of a worker he is; but New England is only going with two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. They are almost certainly going to try to get Etling on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Danny Etling | Vikings QB

The Patriots have selected LSU quarterback Danny Etling with the 219th pick (seventh round) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Etling is a pocket passer with a quick release that played two seasons at Purdue and two seasons at LSU in college. He worked his way into the starting quarterback in Baton Rouge and had 16 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions as a senior. For him personally, he won't get much better coaching than in New England with the Patriots, and it's a great sign that Bill Belichick clearly likes him enough to add to the quarterback room behind Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes.