Broncos trade Trevor Siemian to Vikings

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Trevor Siemian
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Trevor Siemian /

The Denver Broncos are remaking their quarterback room, trading Trevor Siemian to the Minnesota vikings for an undisclosed return.

After signing Case Keenum, the Denver Broncos were clearly in a position to move on from Trevor Siemian. General manager John Elway didn’t take long, moving Siemian to Keenum’s former team, the Minnesota Vikings.

Siemian was the starter in Denver for each of the past two seasons, beating out the likes of Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch. During his tenure in the Mile High City, Siemian threw for 5,686 yards and 30 touchdowns with 24 interceptions. In 2016, Siemian led the Broncos to a 9-7 record, but the team fell apart last season, and Siemian lost his job with 12 touchdown strikes and 14 interceptions.

In Minnesota, the former Northwestern star is expected to be the second-stringer behind Kirk Cousins, who is making a free-agent visit to the Vikings on Wednesday afternoon. Cousins is expected to sign there on a three-year, fully-guaranteed deal. Minnesota has a need for a backup after allowing Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater to leave in free agency.

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As for Denver, the Broncos are making space in their quarterback depth chart, Keenum signed a two-year deal and wills tart in 2018 barring injury, but Elway could be looking to bring the future in with the No. 6 overall pick in the upcoming draft. Denver needs to find the next great signal-caller with Lynch looking to be a bust.

With the league year getting renewed on March 14 at 4 p.m. ET, the trade has already become official.