NFL: Vikings finish deal for quarterback Trevor Siemian

The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their trade with the Broncos to acquire Trevor Siemian, to be their backup to free agent prize Kirk Cousins. The Vikings announced the deal, which was agreed to last week, on Monday, March 19, 2018.
(AJ Mast / Associated Press)

The Minnesota Vikings finalized their trade with the Denver Broncos for quarterback Trevor Siemian to be the backup to Kirk Cousins.

The Vikings sent a 2019 fifth-round draft pick to the Broncos for Siemian and a seventh-rounder this year, after signing Cousins to a fully guaranteed, three-year, $84-million contract.

Siemian went 13-11 as a starter over the past two seasons with 30 touchdown passes and 24 interceptions and a 59.3% completion rate.

“There’s a lot of places you could go. For me to be here with an organization that’s knocking on the door of some really, really great things,” he said, “I think there’s a lot of people who would kill to be in this situation.”


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