Jets need to trade for Trevor Siemian as soon as possible
The New York Jets had problems at the quarterback position in 2016. It’s time for a change, and Trevor Siemian could very well be that change.
There’s no debating the fact that the New York Jets suffered a lot of quarterback problems in 2016. The failed Fitzpatrick project, the injury to Geno Smith, and the not so great play from an inexperienced Bryce Petty.
As much as everybody may want the Jets to build up Petty, the reality is that he probably isn’t the best option for the team’s most important position. So, where does that leave them? The Jets did absolutely nothing on the first day of free agency, and a lot of quarterbacks were snatched up rather quickly.
However, there are two experienced quarterbacks left on the board: former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and former Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian. The best decision of the two would probably be Siemian.
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Everyone has seen what Cutler can do, and it’s not great. He throws a lot of interceptions, he lacks awareness, and he’s really inconsistent. Siemian only has one year under his belt, and in that year, he threw for 18 touchdowns with 3,401 passing yards and he helped the Broncos win eight games. If Siemian came in, he would have a chance to make this team his own.
The problem with building around Petty is that it isn’t an immediate option. While fans are begging for a rebuild, they are also tired of seeing losing seasons. Siemian would not be able to fix all of the team’s problems, but he would help.
Siemian has a little more experience than Petty, and in the 14 games he played last season, he showed off a lot more talent than Petty did in the small amount of time he started. If Siemian came in, he might be able to help the Jets win more than five games in 2017. Without a doubt, should Siemian be available to acquire via trade, the Jets would be foolish to not take a chance on one of the better up and coming quarterbacks of the NFL.