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 completed 13 of 16 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown while adding 13 yards on two rushing attempts in Thursday's preseason opener against the Giants. Siemian dinked and dunked his way to a modest performance, highlighted by a seven-yard touchdown pass to Elijah McGuire. His case for the backup job was strengthened by a combination of Siemian's competence and an awful performance from third-stringer Davis Webb, who completed two of seven passes for 11 yards and two interceptions.
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.
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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|