Former Vikings quarterback is heading back to the NFC North

(Photo by Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) Kyle Sloter
(Photo by Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) Kyle Sloter /

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kyle Sloter is signing with the Chicago Bears.

Heading into the 2019 season, there was a bit of uncertainty surrounding who would end up as the No. 2 quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings behind Kirk Cousins.

The Vikings appeared set on giving Sean Mannion the role, but Kyle Sloter certainly didn’t make the team’s decision easy during the 2019 preseason. Sloter proved time and time again during his opportunities out on the field that he could make plays.

Unfortunately for him, Minnesota decided to give Mannion the backup job behind Cousins and instead of keeping Sloter around as their third quarterback, the team ended up waiving the young signal-caller.

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback signed by the Chicago Bears.

After he was let go by the Vikings, Sloter ended up spending some time with the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions last season. On Tuesday, it was revealed that the former Minnesota quarterback will be joining another NFC North team.

The Chicago Bears announced on Tuesday that they have signed Sloter to their practice squad. Following a recent injury to Mitchell Trubisky, the Bears were only left with two healthy quarterbacks on their roster in Nick Foles and Tyler Bray.

Since teams in the NFL are allowed to promote multiple players from their practice squad to their active roster each week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s possible that Sloter’s first game in a Chicago uniform could come next Monday night against the Vikings.

Since he spent a good amount of time in Minnesota, the 26-year-old quarterback might be able to provide some Vikings-related info for the Bears heading into the upcoming matchup.

During his time with Minnesota, Sloter never appeared in a regular-season game. He did get the opportunity to play in eight Vikings preseason matchups in 2018 and 2019 and during those games he completed 74.8 percent of his passes for 809 yards, eight touchdowns, and just one interception.