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NFL Free Agency Report: Jets to sign Trevor Siemian

Vikings East signs another cast off

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings
Trevor Siemian points to his spot on the bench.
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Last year the Minnesota Vikings wanted an experienced quarterback to backup Kirk Cousins, so they traded away a fifth round pick to ensure they got just that in one Trevor Siemian.

One year later and zero regular season snaps later, Siemian is on his way to New York to backup Sam Darnold, per his agent:

With the Vikings (stop me if you’ve heard this before ) tight against the salary cap, they weren’t going to be able to compete if another team wanted Siemian, and the Jets did, giving him a pretty good deal:

For the Vikings, that means right now local folk hero Kyle Sloter is now the backup to Kirk Cousins, and currently the Vikings are only carrying two quarterbacks on the roster...which is still deeper than the guard position, if you’re keeping score at home. There has been talk of the Vikes being interested in former Rams backup Ace Bannon Sean Mannion, but there hasn’t been a lot of news on that other than rumors.

So, share your thoughts on what your favorite moment of the Trevor Siemian era was below.