The Vikings have had some success over the years finding players from the Canadian Football League who could contribute to their NFL roster. They’ll take a look at one of the bigger stars in the league during a workout on Wednesday.
The team plans to work out Bo Levi Mitchell, the Calgary Stampeders quarterback who led his team to a pair of Grey Cup championships in 2014 and 2018. Mitchell, who helped Eastern Washington to a FCS national championship in 2010, has won a pair of Most Outstanding Player awards in the CFL.
If the 6-foot-2 quarterback does enough to earn a contract from the Vikings, it’d be on a futures contract similar to the one the team gave Brandon Zylstra out of the CFL in January. The 28-year-old Mitchell would have to compete for a roster spot in 2019, but could push Kyle Sloter for the No. 3 job, or be in position to benefit if the team decides not to re-sign pending free agent Trevor Siemian.
At this point, the Vikings are doing little more than taking a look at Mitchell, who is expected to gauge interest from a number of NFL teams, but if the team decides to sign Mitchell, it could have an interesting prospect for its quarterback depth chart down the road.