Following his performances in the team’s first two preseason games this year, the young Minnesota Vikings quarterback deserves the backup job behind Kirk Cousins.
In his third year with the Minnesota Vikings, Kyle Sloter is currently fighting for a spot on the team’s final 2019 roster. Through two preseason games though, Sloter has earned more than just a roster spot with the Vikings this season.
During his time out on the field with Minnesota over the last two weeks, the young quarterback has completed 85 percent of his passes for 178 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
Despite his impressive play during the Vikings’ first two preseason matchups this year, he still isn’t being given a shot to compete for the team’s backup job behind Kirk Cousins. Instead, Minnesota has their heart set on choosing the guy with more NFL “experience” in Sean Mannion for the role.
If the Vikings actually do decide to open up the regular season with Mannion as their No. 2 quarterback, it could be a very big mistake.
Sloter may seem like a bigger risk to choose as the top backup to some people. But he would be the better option over Mannion for Minnesota this year.
For those who are struggling to grasp why, let’s check out a few reasons why Sloter is unquestionably deserving of opening the upcoming season as the Vikings’ No. 2 quarterback.