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:
Excited for QB @TrevorSiemian agreeing to a one year deal with the @nyjets— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 20, 2019
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 #Jets and QB Trevor Siemian, it’s a 1-year deal worth $2M, source said. It can be worth up to $3M. A backup for Sam Darnold with starting experience.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2019
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.