Minnesota Vikings pay extra to get QB Kyle Sloter on practice squad

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Kyle Sloter (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Kyle Sloter (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Vikings have spent a pretty penny to get a quarterback onto their practice squad.

Sam Bradford and Case Keenum. Those are the only two quarterbacks that the Minnesota Vikings have on their active roster on the moment. Teddy Bridgewater is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and a guy by the name of Kyle Sloter is on the practice squad. The Vikings paid a lot, for practice squad standards, to get Sloter on the practice squad.

According to 1500 ESPN, Sloter is going to be paid $20,000 a week by the Vikings to be on the practice squad which is well above the practice squad minimum of $7,200 a week. I should’ve been a practice squad member, apparently.

Anyway, Sloter was in camp with the Denver Broncos but didn’t make it onto the roster with the team’s other QBs, especially with the Brock Osweiler reunion in the Mile High City. Denver and Washington were interested in signing Sloter to their practice squad, but the Vikings won the bidding.

Sloter is an undrafted rookie, but seems to have a lot of potential. According to Hero Sports, the QB was readying plans a year ago to take a job in finance in Arizona after graduation from Northern Colorado as Sloter was the backup QB there. But with an injury to Northern Colorado’s starter, Sloter stepped up into the starting role and thrived.

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Just look at these stats from Hero Sports:

"In 11 games and only nine starts, he threw for 2,665 yards and 29 TDs, including 438 yards and 6 TDs against FCS playoff qualifier Cal Poly in the season finale. He also threw for 296 yards and 4 TDs against FCS semifinalist Eastern Washington and 328 yards and 2 scores against FBS Colorado State."

There is a lot of potential in a small sample size. It’s intriguing for sure, plus what is the difference of $12,600 a week to a NFL team? The team probably makes that in sales off of fidget spinners nowadays. Are fidget spinners still a thing? Either way, Sloter can buy a couple now.

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Sloter’s active squad teammates will be taking the field for the regular season opener in just a few days on September 11. The Vikings open up the regular season on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints.