Minnesota is finalizing a trade to acquire Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian, according to Ian Rapoport. Daniel House has the details.
The Vikings are set to sign a franchise quarterback, but another arm might be on the way.
Minnesota is finalizing a trade to acquire Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian, according to Ian Rapoport. The Vikings will receive Siemian and a 2018 late-round selection, while sending a 2019 draft pick to Denver, per Adam Schefter.
Siemian started 11 games for the Broncos last year before missing the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury. He passed for 2,285 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2017, completing 59 percent of his passes. Siemian threw 14 interceptions last year, while posting a 73.3 quarterback rating.
Entering his fourth NFL season, Siemian was a seventh round pick out of Northwestern in 2015, appearing in 26 total games in Denver.
He is represented by Priority Sports, the same agency as Kirk Cousins. Siemian provides the Vikings with a stable backup after losing three arms in free agency. He has $1.907 million left in the final year of his deal, so he is a low-cost option with high upside.