Sloter spent all of 2018 on Minnesota's 53-man roster as the No. 3 QB behind Kirk Cousins and Trevor Siemian, the latter of whom recently signed with the Jets. The Vikings don't have much cap space, but they would still be wise to explore upgrades to one of the worst backup quarterback situations in the league. Mannion has attempted 53 passes in four NFL seasons, and Sloter is still looking for his first regular-season snap. The team can at least take some comfort in Cousins' track record of durability after four consecutive 16-game seasons.
Sloter was 11-of-15 for 85 yards passing with two touchdowns in Friday's preseason game.
Sloter bounced back from a mediocre outing in the second preseason game (10-for-15 passing for 82 yards). However, it's not clear if the Vikings will keep a third quarterback on the roster after Kirk Cousins and Trevor Siemian.
Sloter was 10-of-15 for 82 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville. He didn't have an interception or touchdown pass and averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt.
It's not clear if the Vikings will keep a third quarterback on the roster after Kirk Cousins and Trevor Siemian. Sloter will likely need to show more in the preseason to help make his case.
Sloter was 9-of-11 for 69 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win at Denver. He also had two carries for 19 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown.
Sloter looks locked in as the third quarterback as Trevor Siemian is set as the backup to Kirk Cousins. The only question is whether the Vikings will keep a third quarterback on the 53-man roster, but that seems likely given the quarterback turnover the team has had the past two seasons.