2. Roll with Kyle Sloter
When the Vikings traded for Trevor Siemian, it seemed obvious that he would be the team’s backup. However, Sloter outplayed Siemian during the preseason and many fans believed he should have been named the team’s backup.
Sloter will be 25 years old when the 2019 NFL season rolls around. However, his youth shouldn’t be held against him since he will be entering his third season with the Vikings and should already be guaranteed at least the third quarterback spot this year.
While Sloter still hasn’t attempted a pass in a regular season game, he could be ready to make the jump to be the team’s backup based on his impressive performances in the preseason. But one more year could help to prove his readiness.
Plus, this means the team could use a later-round draft pick on a third quarterback or sign an undrafted free agent to develop behind Sloter and Cousins and leave the earlier selections for offensive linemen, defensive players, and other holes on the roster.