The Vikings have acquired fourth-year quarterback Brooks Bollinger from the New York Jets for second-year nose tackle C.J. Mosley and an undisclosed draft choice. Bollinger and Mosley both must complete physicals before the trade becomes officials.
Mosley has left the team in Dallas and is headed to New York. Bollinger played in only one game over his first two seasons with the Jets after playing college football at Wisconsin.
With Chad Pennington hurt last season, however, Bollinger started nine times and played in 11 games, completing 150 of 266 passes for 1,558 yards and seven touchdowns with six interceptions.
Bollinger figures to become the Vikings’ backup quarterback. Mike McMahon likely will be released this weekend when cuts are made to 53.
A Vikings official would not immediately discuss the trade but said coach Brad Childress will discuss it after tonight’s game in Dallas.
Bollinger, 26, was a sixth-round draft choice of the Jets in the 2003 draft.