Former Vikings QB Kyle Sloter could be 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 getting a shot to try out for the Chicago Bears.

After the Minnesota Vikings decided to let go of Kyle Sloter before the start of the 2019 season, the talented quarterback hasn’t given up on continuing his career as a professional football player.

Since the Vikings parted ways with Sloter, he’s had stints with several teams around the NFL, including the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, and Las Vegas Raiders.

Most recently, the Raiders decided to release the former Minnesota quarterback last month. This weekend, he will be looking to see if he can crack the roster of one of the Vikings’ top rivals.

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback to participate in Chicago Bears rookie minicamp

Beginning on Friday, the Chicago Bears will hold their annual rookie minicamp. While this is a time for the Bears’ draft picks and undrafted free agents to get their first practice reps at the NFL level, it’s also a time in which teams can bring in players for tryouts.

This year, Sloter is among those who Chicago has invited to their rookie minicamp to audition for their team. The former Minnesota signal-caller will be attempting to join a Bears quarterback room that already includes Andy Dalton, Nick Foles, and this year’s top draft pick, Justin Fields.

If Sloter ends up impressing Chicago enough this weekend to earn a spot on their roster, it will be his second stint with the franchise. The first came during the middle of last season when the Bears signed him to their practice squad.

Despite never throwing a pass in a regular-season game, Sloter has continued to get opportunities around the league since he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2017. Before the Vikings ended up drafting Kellen Mond this year, Sloter would have been an interesting possibility to bring in and compete to be the team’s No. 2 quarterback behind Kirk Cousins.

Instead, he’ll be attempting to grab a spot on a different NFC North team, and even if Chicago doesn’t end up signing him after this weekend, don’t expect this to be the final opportunity he gets to make an NFL roster.