clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Vikings officially release QB Kyle Sloter

New, comments

They attempted to trade him, but could not

Minnesota Vikings v Buffalo Bills Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

As one of their final cuts to get down to 53 players, the Minnesota Vikings have released a fan favorite.

The team has announced that they have, officially, waived quarterback Kyle Sloter. The Vikings were reportedly making every effort to trade Sloter to another team, but were unable to make a deal happen.

Sloter came to the Vikings after being released by the Denver Broncos following the 2017 preseason. He spent the first part of 2017 on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster, and spent the 2018 season on the active roster as well.

He’s put up outstanding numbers in all three of his NFL preseasons, one with the Broncos and two with the Vikings, but spent the last two preseasons as the #3 quarterback on the roster. Mike Zimmer had said during press conferences that there are a lot of things that Sloter needed to work on, and with the Vikings apparently not inclined to keep three quarterbacks on the roster, Sloter is the odd man out.

Perhaps Sloter will get an opportunity as a backup quarterback somewhere else, as there are plenty of teams that have potential openings. However, the legend of Kyle Sloter in Minnesota appears to have come to an end.