Siemian was just 4-of-8 for three yards passing in Friday's preseason win over Seattle.
Siemian has had an up-and-down preseason, but he's locked in as Kirk Cousins' backup.
Siemian's ability to pick up the offense is notable on two fronts, with the first being that the Vikings offense is a completely different system than the one Siemian played within in Denver. Secondly, Siemian doesn't appear to be limited in any way following offseason surgery to repair a rotator cuff in his left, non-throwing shoulder. Unless second-year signal-caller Kyle Sloter takes massive strides in training camp this summer, the Northwestern product appears set to open the 2018 campaign as Minnesota's top backup to Kirk Cousins.
After starting 24 games in Denver over the past two seasons, Siemian will become the clear backup in Minnesota with the team set to finalize a three-year contract with Kirk Cousins, the top quarterback on the free-agent market. Siemian had surgery in January to repair the posterior capsule in his left (non-throwing) shoulder, but should be back to full strength ahead of the 2018 campaign. The 26-year-old had an uneven track record as a starter in Denver, but should make for quality insurance policy behind Cousins.
The two sides may still be hammering out the specifics of the deal, but Siemian would serve as the backup signal caller to Kirk Cousins, whose contract has yet to be agreed upon. When given significant playing time the past two seasons, Siemian couldn't avoid the injury bug, tending to his non-throwing shoulder on both occasions. In 25 appearances during that stretch, the 2015 seventh-round pick completed 59.3 percent of his passes, averaged 218.7 yards per game and accounted for 30 touchdowns versus 24 interceptions.
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