Rapoport: Vikings Finalizing Trade for Broncos QB Trevor Siemian

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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Minnesota Vikings are finalizing a trade with the Denver Broncos to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian.

Siemian, 26, has one year left on his rookie contract for $1.905 million.

Siemian is 6-3, 220 pounds. A Northwestern graduate, he was drafted by the Broncos in the 7th-round of the 2015 draft. In three NFL seasons Siemian has started 24 games, compiling a 13-11 record as a starter. He’s completed 495 of 835 passes (59.3%) for 5,686 yards with 30 touchdowns and 24 interception. His career passer rating is 79.9.

Here’s a quick summary of Siemian’s career:

  • 2015: Sat behind Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. He appeared in one game but did not register any stats.
  • 2016: Started 14 games and went 8-6. Completed 59.5% of his passes and threw for 3,401 yards with 18 touchdowns and ten interceptions. Averaged 242.9 yards per game and was sacked 31 times.
  • 2017: Started 10 games and went 5-5, Completed 59% of his passes and threw for 2,285 yards with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Averaged 207.7 yards per game through the air and earned a Pro Football Focus grade of 53.2. He was sacked 33 times.

Siemian will serve as the backup quarterback behind starter Kirk Cousins.

The Vikings were in need of a backup after losing three quarterbacks in free agency. They were able to land a very affordable one. Siemian is making less than Case Keenum did last season. Keenum signed with Siemian’s former team, the Broncos, yesterday.


According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Vikings will receive Siemian and a 2018 draft pick in exchange for a 2019 pick. Mike Klis of Denver media later reported the details; the Vikings send a 2019 fifth-round pick to Denver for a 2018 seventh-rounder and Siemian.