He deserves a chance at the very least
What has been one of the most frustrating aspects of the Vikings’ treatment of Kyle Sloter this summer has been their refusal to even give him some reps with the second-team offense.
Sloter has already proved over and over again that he can lead Minnesota’s third and fourth-string offensive players on successful drives. So why not see if he can do the same with the second-team offense?
There is no reason for the Vikings to not give Sloter some time with the second-team offense after what he’s already been able to do in the team’s two preseason games this year. He has the fourth-best passer rating in the NFL this preseason and yet Minnesota still doesn’t think that’s worthy enough to get reps with the second-string offense.
What exactly do the Vikings have to lose by putting Sloter out there with the second-team in their next preseason game? Oh yeah, that’s right, absolutely nothing.
If they give Sloter time with the second-team offense and he doesn’t do well, then at least Minnesota can say they gave him an opportunity. But until then, there’s no reason for the Vikings to continue to ignore the obvious in front of them this summer.