Former Vikings backup quarterback Trevor Siemian to sign with Jets

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Trevor Siemian - Minnesota Vikings
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Trevor Siemian - Minnesota Vikings /

Trevor Siemian acted as the backup quarterback for Kirk Cousins during the 2018 season for the Minnesota Vikings but he is moving on to the Jets.

Before the 2018 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings made the decision to trade tor Trevor Siemian to be the team’s backup quarterback. This move made sense since Siemian was on the last year of his rookie contract with the Denver Broncos.

Minnesota didn’t require his services last year. He ended the season without playing a regular season snap for the team despite being the team’s insurance policy for Kirk Cousins, the Vikings’ prize free-agent acquisition.

Siemian became a free agent this offseason and considering the salary cap situation and what the quarterback had shown during the preseason, it’s not a surprise that Minnesota allowed him to sign with another team.

According to NFL Network and insider Ian Rapoport as well as Priority Sports representative Mike McCartney, Siemian has agreed to be the backup quarterback to Sam Darnold in the Big Apple.

Since he didn’t get to play a regular season snap for Minnesota, it’s hard to judge how Siemian would have played in a purple and gold uniform in the Vikings’ offense. However, he does have 26 games played with 24 starts during his three seasons with the Denver Broncos.

This leaves Minnesota with a hole at the quarterback position. They still have starting quarterback Kirk Cousins as well as Kyle Sloter on the roster to push for the backup role with whoever else the team brings in either through free agency or the 2019 NFL Draft.

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The Viking Age would like to thank Trevor Siemian for his time with the Minnesota Vikings and wish him nothing but the best for his future with the New York Jets and whatever else comes for him.