Trevor Siemian will compete for the backup job behind Sam Darnold in New York. The only way he's playing is if Darnold gets hurt. Let's not hope for that. Siemian's not a good Fantasy consideration.
Siemian isn't guaranteed to start the season as the No. 2 quarterback behind Sam Darnold, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. Davis Webb showcased well in the spring and worked as the Jets' second quarterback for the final set of OTAs. Siemian's experience as a No. 1 signal-caller -- he made 24 starts with Denver between 2016 and 2017 -- gives him a sizable edge over Webb, who has yet to make his NFL debut. Siemian joined New York on a one-year, $2 million deal this offseason that includes $1 million guaranteed, further solidifying his roster spot even if he manages to lose out on the backup job.
Siemian agreed to terms Wednesaday with the Jets on a one-year contract, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. The 2015 seventh-round pick will give the Jets a backup quarterback with 24 NFL starts under his belt. Per Darryl Slater of The Newark Star-Ledger
Siemian will visits with the Jets on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. It was reported Monday that the Vikings were working to re-sign Siemian, but he apparently still wants to check out his options in free agency. The 27-year-old did not see the field as Kirk Cousins' backup in 2018.
The Vikings are working to re-sign Siemian, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Head coach Mike Zimmer has noted his desire to have a veteran quarterback as the main backup to Kirk Cousins. Last season, Siemian made $1.9 million as the No. 2 signal-caller and did not log a snap all season. The Vikings also have Kyle Sloter on the roster, but his inexperience could be reason for concern.
Siemian showed good command of the Vikings offense during spring workouts. Siemian's ability to pick up the offense is notable on two fronts, with the first being that the Vikings offense is a completely different system than the one Siemian played within in Denver. Secondly, Siemian doesn't appear to be limited in any way following offseason surgery to repair a rotator cuff in his left, non-throwing shoulder. Unless second-year signal-caller Kyle Sloter takes massive strides in training camp this summer, Siemian appears set to open the 2018 campaign as Minnesota's top backup to Kirk Cousins.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@New England Patriots||18||19.95|
|7||10/22||New England Patriots||18||19.95|
|10||11/10||New York Giants||13||18.75|
|3 Year Avg||59.4||1895||10||8||61||0||123|