Jets Sign Veteran QB Trevor Siemian

Quarterback Trevor Siemian with the New York Jets in 2019
Quarterback Trevor Siemian with the New York Jets in 2019. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/Shutterstock (10415714dr)

The New York Jets finally decided to add some veteran depth on the quarterback position. According to multiple reports, the Jets are signing free-agent signal-caller Trevor Siemian.

Siemian will initially land on the Jets’ practice squad but is expected to be elevated to the active roster in time for the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

After losing starter Aaron Rodgers to a season-ending Achilles injury, the Jets suddenly found themselves thin at the quarterback position. Backup Zach Wilson has played poorly since replacing Rodgers, while third-string QB Tim Boyle doesn’t represent a viable option under center.

The Jets were linked with a number of free-agent quarterbacks in recent weeks, including former NFL MVP Matt Ryan and ex-Philadelphia Eagles starter Carson Wentz. However, Ryan publicly stated that he has no interest in coming to New York, while Wentz is believed to be a bad fit for the Jets’ offense. 

Trevor Siemian entered the league as the seventh-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2015. The Northwestern product spent three years with the Broncos, starting 24 games and throwing for 5,686 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 24 interceptions. He later spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, the Jets, the New Orleans Saints, and the Chicago Bears, mostly serving in a backup role.

Siemian spent the 2023 training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals but lost the competition for a backup job to Jake Browning.