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Report: Broncos trade quarterback Trevor Siemian to Vikings

Trevor Siemian has been traded by the Denver Broncos to the Minnesota Vikings.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos are finalizing a trade with the Vikings for the Broncos’ former starting quarterback Trevor Siemian. The Broncos are sending Siemian and a late round pick in 2018 to the Vikings for a pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Broncos 2016 and 2017 week one starter became expendable after the Broncos signed Case Keenum to a two-year deal earlier this week. The Broncos will also continue with former first-round pick Paxton Lynch as well as seventh-round pick and fan favorite Chad Kelly. These players will be their three quarterbacks... for now. Look for another quarterback to be added during the 2018 NFL Draft.

Siemian was a former seventh-round pick of the Broncos and was the “heir apparent” to Peyton Manning in Denver. Siemian, who had an arm that was gifted from the gods according to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, started two seasons for the Broncos and has had his good and very bad moments. During those two years, Siemian totaled 5,686 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 24 interceptions. These achievements contributed to his career quarterback rating of 79.9. He also completed 59.3% of his passes while in Denver.

Siemian quickly became a fan/media favorite because of his underdog story. He beat out Mark Sanchez for the Broncos starting quarterback job in 2016 and held off first-round pick Paxton Lynch in 2017. Now he’ll join another Broncos fan favorite quarterback, Kyle Sloter, in Minnesota to back up Kirk Cousins, who appeared to be heading to Denver at one time.

Update:

The Broncos traded a 2018 seventh-round pick along with Trevor Siemian for the Minnesota Vikings fifth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft according to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis.