Kyle Sloter

Kyle Sloter

Quarterback #1
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 211 lb.
College:Northern Colorado
Age:26
Born:February 7, 1994
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Kyle Sloter: Let go by Detroit

The Lions released Sloter on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Sloter was thrust into a backup role for the Lions after Matthew Stafford (back) went down during the regular season behind replacement Jeff Driskel and eventually David Blough. The Lions elected to sign backup Chase Daniel to fill the role behind Stafford, leaving Sloter the odd man out in the quarterback room. The 26-year-old has never suited up in NFL regular-season action in his career.

March 17, 2020 3:16 PM EST

Kyle Sloter: Likely backup in Detroit

Sloter was signed to the Lions' active roster Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: With Matthew Stafford (back) still out and Jeff Driskel (hamstring) receiving a recent injured-reserve designation, the Lions opted to sign Sloter off the Cardinals' practice squad. Sloter ultimately lost the competition for the backup quarterback job in Minnesota this preseason but found his way onto a 53-man roster anyhow, likely set to backup David Blough, who threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns in his NFL debut Thursday.

November 30, 2019 12:16 PM EST

Kyle Sloter: Wraps up spectacular preseason

Sloter completed 16 of 24 passes for 163 yards, a touchdown, and an interception during Thursday's 27-23 preseason loss to the Bills. He added six yards on two carries.

Analysis: Sloter entered Thursday with a preseason quarterback rating of a 146.9. That figure went down a bit Thursday, but he still made some highlight-reel throws, including a 14-yard dart to Brandon Zylstra off a scramble to convert a third down. Veteran Sean Mannion is listed as the backup, but Sloter seems to have more room to grow and has likely put the Vikings in a position in which they must either part ways with Mannion, risk losing Sloter to another team, or carry three quarterbacks.

August 29, 2019 7:19 PM EST

Kyle Sloter: Another strong preseason game

Sloter was 6-of-7 passing for 102 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona.

Analysis: Sloter continues to have an outstanding preseason as he's 23-for-27 for 280 yards and three touchdowns in three preseason games, even if against second- and third-string defenses. It doesn't appear he'll unseat Sean Mannion as the backup, but his preseason performance could convince the Vikings to keep him as the No. 3 quarterback on the active roster.

August 25, 2019 7:43 AM EST

Kyle Sloter: Impressive second preseason game

Sloter was 11-of-13 passing for 116 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's preseason win over Seattle.

Analysis: Sloter is in a battle with Sean Mannion for the backup QB role and outplayed him Sunday, even if against lesser competition as Sloter played later in the game. The Vikings are likely to keep three quarterbacks on the roster, so the competition for the backup role may stretch into the regular season.

August 19, 2019 8:48 AM EST

Kyle Sloter: Gets competition from Mannion

The Vikings signed Sean Mannion to challenge Sloter for the backup quarterback job, ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin reports.

Analysis: Sloter spent all of 2018 on Minnesota's 53-man roster as the No. 3 QB behind Kirk Cousins and Trevor Siemian, the latter of whom recently signed with the Jets. The Vikings don't have much cap space, but they would still be wise to explore upgrades to one of the worst backup quarterback situations in the league. Mannion has attempted 53 passes in four NFL seasons, and Sloter is still looking for his first regular-season snap. The team can at least take some comfort in Cousins' track record of durability after four consecutive 16-game seasons.

April 8, 2019 6:48 AM EST

Kyle Sloter: Wins 3rd QB job

Sloter has made Minnesota's 53-man roster as the third quaterback, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Analysis: Sloter is unlikely to get any playing time in 2018 barring injury, but he gives the Vikings a quarterback to develop.

September 1, 2018 10:25 PM EST

Kyle Sloter: Throws two touchdown passes

Sloter was 11-of-15 for 85 yards passing with two touchdowns in Friday's preseason game.

Analysis: Sloter bounced back from a mediocre outing in the second preseason game (10-for-15 passing for 82 yards). However, it's not clear if the Vikings will keep a third quarterback on the roster after Kirk Cousins and Trevor Siemian.

August 25, 2018 9:39 AM EST

Kyle Sloter: Ho-hum outing Saturday

Sloter was 10-of-15 for 82 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville. He didn't have an interception or touchdown pass and averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt.

Analysis: It's not clear if the Vikings will keep a third quarterback on the roster after Kirk Cousins and Trevor Siemian. Sloter will likely need to show more in the preseason to help make his case.

August 19, 2018 8:56 PM EST

Kyle Sloter: Strong preseason showing

Sloter was 9-of-11 for 69 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win at Denver. He also had two carries for 19 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown.

Analysis: Sloter looks locked in as the third quarterback as Trevor Siemian is set as the backup to Kirk Cousins. The only question is whether the Vikings will keep a third quarterback on the 53-man roster, but that seems likely given the quarterback turnover the team has had the past two seasons.

August 11, 2018 10:29 PM EST

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