It’s no secret that the New York Jets have the worst quarterback situation in the AFC East at the moment. As the Patriots are blessed to have Mac Jones while the Bills and Dolphins boast Josh Allen and Tua Tagovailoa, respectively, the Jets are stuck with Zach Wilson following Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles tear.
As predicted, Wilson has been absolutely terrible for New York. It’s gotten to the point where Jets fans are asking to see anyone under center rather than the ex-BYU product.
Well, it turns out that a 15-10 loss to the Patriots in Week 3 was the Jets’ breaking point.
Fast forward to Tuesday when New York fans finally got their wish to see another arm added to the QB room. Unfortunately for our divisional rival’s fanbase, the signing is nothing short of embarrassing.
Jets Sign Trevor Siemian
ESPN‘s Adam Schefter reports that the Jets plan on signing QB Trevor Siemian, assuming the veteran can pass a physical. He most recently spent the preseason with the Cincinnati Bengals before being cut at the end of August.
On paper, it doesn’t seem like the worst signing ever.
After all, Siemian has 35 career games (30 starts) under his belt since being a seventh-round pick in 2015, throwing for over 7,000 yards with 42 touchdowns to 28 interceptions along the way.
But once you look a little closer, you can see how embarrassing this signing truly is.
For starters, Siemian hasn’t won a game since Week 14… of the 2017 NFL season. He’s gone 0-6 in six starts (nine games) since then, averaging just 149.0 passing yards with a 57.3% completion rate. If the Jets think that he’s the answer to their QB problems, they’re sorely mistaken.
Furthermore, joining our division is the worst decision the 31-year-old could have made. Siemian is 1-5 in six career meetings with the AFC East, throwing three TDs to eight INTs while being sacked 16 times during that span.
Even if Siemian is a slight upgrade from Wilson, is there anything to be proud of when the bar is that low? Besides, the chances of either below-average QB out-dueling the likes of Jones, Allen, or Tagovailoa is slim to none.
The bad news is that we have to wait months to watch the New England defense feast on whoever is under center for New York going forward. The Patriots don’t face the Jets again until they host them at Gillette Stadium in Week 18.
For the time being, let’s enjoy watching the dumpster fire known as the Jets’ QB situation.
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