The New York Jets have made a move to bolster their quarterback options by signing veteran Trevor Siemian to the practice squad, pending a physical, as reported by NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero. The Jets officially announced the signing on Tuesday.
Siemian, a 31-year-old quarterback with eight seasons of NFL experience, was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round in 2015. He started 30 games in his career, with the majority of those starts (24) coming during his time in Denver in 2016 and 2017.
With Zach Wilson struggling and the Jets at a 1-2 record following Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles injury, fans have been calling for the team to explore their options. The addition of Siemian may not fully address those concerns, but it highlights the limited options available.
Quarterback Trevor Siemian Returns to the New York Jets
Siemian previously played for the Jets in 2019 under then-head coach Adam Gase. He made one start for the team that season when Sam Darnold was sidelined with mononucleosis. Unfortunately, his 2019 season was cut short due to an ankle injury.
Since then, Siemian has had stints with the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad in 2020 and made four starts for the New Orleans Saints in 2021. He spent the 2022 season as the backup for the Chicago Bears.
Siemian’s offensive coordinator in Chicago, Luke Getsy, has connections to the Jets’ current offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, as both worked on the Green Bay Packers’ staff together. During the offseason, he competed for the backup quarterback role with the Cincinnati Bengals.