Wednesday brought some interesting news in that former Vikings backup QB Trevor Siemian agreed to a one-year deal with the Jets. The question now is whether the Vikings trust Kyle Sloter enough to be No. 2 QB behind Kirk Cousins.
Sloter, you'll recall, went undrafted in 2017 and was in camp with the Broncos before the Vikings made an aggressive bid to add him. He served primarily as the No. 3 QB each of the past two seasons, including a year ago behind Cousins and Siemian.
He had a strong preseason in 2018, completing 73.2 percent of his passes with four TDs.
If you're the Vikings do you roll with Sloter? Given how pressed up against the salary cap they are, maybe that's a place to save money. Add in the fact that Cousins has started all 16 games each of the past four seasons and the fact that Sloter might be ready for an increased role and maybe the Vikings go that route.
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