The Denver Broncos are reportedly finalizing a trade to send quarterback Trevor Siemian to the Minnesota Vikings. We have the details…
The Denver Broncos are reportedly going to trade starting quarterback Trevor Siemian to the Minnesota Vikings, where he will join Kirk Cousins and Kyle Sloter in the quarterback room.
The news was first broke by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Siemian getting traded has been expected for a while now. Even with his inconsistencies over the past two seasons, Siemian’s $1.9 cap number this year is extremely desirable for a player who has started 24 games and is under the age of 26.
Right now, the going rate for even incompetent starting quarterbacks is almost three times that amount, so the Broncos flipped Siemian for something of value to them while they move forward with a quarterback room of Case Keenum, Paxton Lynch, and Chad Kelly leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft.
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On NFL Network, Ian Rapoport said that the compensation for Siemian is not known quite yet, but is expected to be a ‘late round pick’.
There have been some rumors that the Broncos could get as much as a fourth or fifth round pick for Siemian, but it wouldn’t shock me to see this trade be for as low as a sixth rounder.
The Vikings have three sixth round picks and no fourth round picks, so it would be a surprise if the trade was for anything other than a sixth rounder.
It’s also possible the Broncos were interested in a player from the Vikings. I threw out the possibility of the Broncos taking a risk on former first round receiver Laquon Treadwell, but Siemian might not be an adequate return for him.
The Vikings have now made aggressive moves in the early goings of free agency to shore up their quarterback depth, bringing in Mike McCarthy clients Kirk Cousins and Trevor Siemian.