Dec 10, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) drops back to pass in the first quarter against the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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Jets Sign Siemian To Backup QB Role

March 20, 2019 - 4:52 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Jets have added Trevor Siemian as backup quarterback, according to Brian Costello of WFAN and the New York Post.

Siemian will reportedly earn $2 million in a one-year deal with a maximum value of $3 million. The 27-year-old spent 2018 with the Minnesota Vikings – but did not appear in a game last season. He previously called Denver home for three seasons.

Sam Darnold’s new understudy was a 13-11 starter for the Broncos. He has thrown 30 career touchdowns and has been intercepted 24 times. Josh McCown was previously Darnold’s backup.

Siemian owns a 59.3 completion percentage. He has engineered three fourth-quarter comebacks and two game-winning drives. The former Northwestern quarterback earned a Super Bowl ring as a backup for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.