Jets sign veteran QB Siemian
The New York Jets are adding a quarterback after all.
Veteran signal-caller Trevor Siemian is signing to the team's practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.
The 31-year-old arrives as the Jets struggle to get quality production from the quarterback position in the wake of Aaron Rodgers' season-ending Achilles tear. Since Rodgers went down in Week 1, former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson has completed 52.4% of his passes for two touchdowns and four interceptions.
New York has lost both games that Wilson started, but head coach Robert Saleh said Monday that the team would stick with Wilson and that he wasn't the reason the team lost Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Siemian is no stranger to the Jets, having spent the 2019 season with the franchise. He's bounced around the league since then, spending time with the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, and, most recently, the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals released him before the 2023 regular season began.
A seventh-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2015, Siemian has thrown 42 touchdowns to 28 interceptions over his career and holds a record of 13-17.