UPDATE: Adam Schefter has more on the terms of the deal.
Broncos and Vikings are finalizing a trade for backup QB Trevor Siemian, as @rapsheet said.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2018
Broncos will send Siemian and a 2018 late-round pick to the Vikings for a pick in 2019 draft, per source.
With the Vikings set to get a few extra picks in 2019 in the Compensatory Pick process, this isn’t a bad deal for the Vikings at all. More particulars when we have them.
After letting three quarterbacks from last year’s team walk away in free agency, the Minnesota Vikings needed a backup quarterback after the (seemingly) inevitable addition of Kirk Cousins. It appears as though they’ve found one.
Per numerous sources on social media, the Vikings are finalizing a deal that would see them acquire Trevor Siemian from the Denver Broncos.
Siemian played his college ball at Northwestern and was the Broncos’ seventh-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Following the retirement of Peyton Manning and the departure of Brock Osweiler, Siemian won a competition for the Broncos’ starting quarterback job in 2016. He has appeared in 26 games over the past two seasons, starting 24 of them.
In his two years as the Broncos’ primary starting quarterback, Siemian has completed 59.3% of his passes, and has thrown 30 touchdown passes to 24 interceptions. With the Broncos having signed Case Keenum to a two-year contract and being likely to draft a quarterback early in this year’s NFL Draft (they have the #5 overall pick), Siemian was deemed expendable, and the Vikings have apparently decided they want him to back up Cousins.
It should be noted that Cousins and Siemian share an agent. No word on whether or not that played any role in this or not.
Once we have the particulars of the trade, we will have them for you here. As of now, nothing has been formally announced.
Once again, the Minnesota Vikings are finalizing a deal to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian from the Denver Broncos to serve as the backup to Kirk Cousins.