New York has a new No. 2, and he's more than a decade younger than McCown by Cody Benjamin Mar 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm ET • 1 min read With Josh McCown unsure of whether he'll return for an 18th NFL season, the New York Jets landed a new backup for second-year quarterback Sam Darnold on Wednesday, signing former Minnesota Vikings No. 2 Trevor Siemian to a one-year deal.As reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the contract is worth $2 million, but Siemian can earn up to $3 million with incentives.A former Denver Broncos starter, the 27-year-old Siemian is more than a decade younger than the 39-year-old McCown, and he brings 24 games of first-string experience to New York's depth chart. Denver's full-time starter during the 2016 season, he spent three years with the Broncos before the Vikings acquired him via trade to serve as Kirk Cousins' backup. Siemian didn't take the field during the 2018 season during his first and only season in Minnesota.His … [Read more...] about Jets sign Trevor Siemian to back up Sam Darnold, replacing 39-year-old Josh McCown
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Barring a change of heart, it sounds like former Vikings quarterback Trevor Siemian will be joining the Jets this offseason. Siemian, 27, agreed to a one-year deal with New York on Wednesday during a free-agent visit, according to his agency, leaving the Vikings in the market for a backup quarterback. Siemian’s new contract has a base value of $2 million, according to a league source. He’s the third Vikings free agent courted by the Jets, joining guard Tom Compton and linebacker Anthony Barr, who reneged on a verbal commitment with New York last week. The Vikings wanted to retain Siemian, who started 14 games for the Broncos and Gary Kubiak in 2016, but they’ll have to take a different option. Siemian backed up Kirk Cousins for one season, but did not appear in a regular season game after the Vikings acquired him for a fifth-round pick from Denver. The Vikings also have quarterback Kyle Sloter, a promising third-year passer who should have a shot at the backup job … [Read more...] about Vikings seeking backup quarterback after Trevor Siemian agrees with Jets
I guess obtaining Joe Flacco amounts to a thumbs-down on the quarterbacks the Broncos see available in the 2019 NFL draft. But here’s my prediction: Flacco will prove to be the second coming of Mark Sanchez in training camp. Stan, Fort Collins Kiz: Easy there, big fella. Flacco is a more accomplished NFL quarterback than Sanchez ever dreamed of being. But here’s what I want to know: Trevor Siemian won 13 games as a starting QB for the Broncos. So let’s make 13 the over/under for the number of victories Flacco achieves in Denver. I’ll take the under. Let me get this straight. The Broncos signed Case Keenum to a two-year contract, worth $25 million guaranteed, and John Elway proclaimed: “We got our guy!’ But during his first season, Keenum ran for his life and the team gets a new coaching staff. Now, the Broncos trade for a long-in-the-tooth, drop-back quarterback even more expensive than Keenum! Who is in charge of the Broncos and when will the Bowlen … [Read more...] about Kickin’ it with Kiz: Joe Flacco more rich, famous than Trevor Siemian. But will Flacco be a more successful Broncos QB?
Feb 04, 4:37 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Alex Perry 02/04/19 AT 4:24 PM Now that the Super Bowl is over, every team in the NFL is trying to figure out who they will draft during the league’s annual college player selection process in April. As always, there will be at least one or two quarterbacks taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, and the Denver Broncos have been linked to one specific signal-caller.In his latest mock draft, NFL draft analyst Tony Pauline said “everything” he has heard in recent weeks suggested the Broncos would take Missouri’s Drew Lock with the 10th pick in the draft.There are questions about Lock’s ability to start right away in the NFL, but his college resume was impressive. His accuracy improved every year and he consistently put up eye-catching numbers against SEC defenses. The Tigers steadily improved their win total in each year Lock … [Read more...] about NFL Draft Rumors: Could Denver Broncos Take QB Drew Lock At 10th Overall?
Elway hasn't had much success drafting quarterbacks with early picks by Ryan Wilson @ryanwilsonCBS moments ago • 3 min read Last offseason, after a 5-11 record with Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch under center, general manager John Elway went out and signed Case Keenum to a two-year, $36 million deal. Denver won six games in 2018, Vance Joseph was promptly fired and Keenum was one of the league's worst passers, according to Football Outsiders. Former Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was named the new coach last week and said during his introductory press conference that Keenum is his quarterback "right now." Elway, meanwhile, offered more specificity about Keenum's future. "[W]e've got to -- Case is probably a short-term fix -- find the long-term guy for us," Elway told Peter King of "Football Morning in America." "When we do find that guy, we've got to have the continuity on the offensive side to where we can train him … [Read more...] about John Elway says Case Keenum ‘is probably a short-term fix,’ so will Broncos target QB in 2019 NFL Draft?