Kyle Sloter looking forward to Vikings preseason game vs Broncos
By Adam Carlson
Quarterback Kyle Sloter is ready to take on his former team, the Denver Broncos, during the first preseason game of the year for the Minnesota Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks have a great reason to be excited about the team’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos on August 11th…or at least two of them do.
Both the team’s backup quarterback the third string passers used to be members of the Broncos at one time, with both Trevor Siemian and Kyle Sloter both wearing those bright orange jerseys at one time.
Recently, the Pioneer Press shared a statement from Sloter from Friday when he spoke about his level of excitement heading into the game on August 11th, and it sounds like he’s both excited and ready for action.
"“Hopefully, I’ll go back and have a good homecoming party. Everybody wants to do well against their former team. I don’t think it adds any more, I’m a pretty motivated person. But it’s definitely something. I’m looking forward to going against friends and showing that I could have been around there (had the Broncos not cut him).’’"
There is always some pride in proving people wrong. If Sloter can put up a solid performance during the preseason contest, he can feel some kind of retribution.
However, it sounds like he is more excited to see his former teammates and have a good time playing football.
Expect to see starting quarterback Kirk Cousins see limited action during the contest, with a majority of the snaps going to both Siemian and Sloter. That means Denver is going to get a good look at the quarterbacks they traded away and released over the last couple of seasons.
While Sloter would love to have a great performance against the Broncos on the 11th, he harbors no ill will toward the team who brought him in as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft.
In fact, he has nothing but kind words for Denver, despite the fact he has now landed in Minnesota.
"“It was a great organization for me. I don’t think I would be where I’m at without them, but I’m happy to be here in Minnesota.”"
You can see Kyle Sloter, Trevor Siemian, and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings in action when the team kicks off their preseason against the Denver Broncos on August 11, 2018. Hopefully, these quarterbacks can show their former teams that they made mistakes letting them leave the mile high city.