Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kyle Sloter recently had a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks.
During last year’s training camp, some felt there was a chance that Kyle Sloter could emerge as the No. 2 quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings behind Kirk Cousins.
However, the Vikings had other ideas and it didn’t include entering the regular season with Sloter as their primary backup. Instead, Minnesota went with the extremely underwhelming Sean Mannion as their No. 2 signal-caller.
Despite playing well during the 2019 preseason, the Vikings didn’t even keep Sloter around as their third quarterback last year. Minnesota decided to let him go as part of their final cuts and he ended up spending last season with both the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions.
Seattle Seahawks give former Minnesota Vikings passer a shot
After getting let go by the Lions back in March, Sloter has been trying to find a way to get back on an NFL roster this year.
A little over a week ago, he had a tryout with the Chicago Bears. Sloter didn’t end up getting an offer from the Bears, but he did recently get another chance to get back in the league when the Seattle Seahawks brought him in for a tryout on Thursday.
Behind Russell Wilson, the Seahawks quarterback depth chart currently features Geno Smith, Danny Etling, and rookie Anthony Gordon. Clearly, Seattle is interested in seeing if there are any better quarterback options out there to have on their roster in case Wilson has to miss time this season.
If Sloter does end up signing with the Seahawks, he is certainly someone who could be hurt by the absence of a preseason this year. Since entering the NFL in 2018, the former Vikings quarterback has made the most of his opportunities in the preseason.
Sloter’s preseason play as a rookie with the Denver Broncos was a big reason why he ended up landing with Minnesota for the 2018 season. Despite performing well in the preseason once again in 2019 with the Vikings, it didn’t come with the same results.
So without any exhibition games to showcase his skills this year, will Sloter be able to convince anyone that he deserves to be on an NFL regular-season roster?