The Minnesota Vikings’ reunion with quarterback Kyle Sloter was a short-lived one, but at least he made some nice money in that time.
After signing Sloter on December 28, 2021, the Vikings released the fourth-year quarterback on Monday, despite him never seeing the field in a 37-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. He was inactive on Sunday night.
For his six days of work, the 27-year-old received one game check worth $51,111.
Basically, Sloter was simply a practice arm while the Minnesota quarterbacks room dealt with COVID-19. Kirk Cousins was ruled out of Sunday’s game after testing positive for the virus, so Sloter was an external candidate to take the starting reigns.
Sean Mannion stepped in and 22-of-36 pass attempts for 189 yards and a touchdown as Minnesota basically just dinked and dunked passes all night long. Dalvin Cook ran for just 13 yards on nine carries.
Third-round rookie quarterback Kellen Mond completed 2-of-3 passes for five yards but nearly threw an interception on third down.
Through three preseasons between the Denver Broncos and the Vikings, Sloter completed 111 of 150 passes for 1,222 yards, 11 touchdowns and one interception. I’m sure he would’ve loved to see the field, but he got a nice going away present.
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