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New York Jets: Familiarity will help bridge gap for Trevor Siemian

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 15: Trevor Siemian #19 of the New York Jets passes during the first half of an NFL preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 15: Trevor Siemian #19 of the New York Jets passes during the first half of an NFL preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian will lean on familiarity to help in his gang green debut. Here’s why that’ll bridge the gap in Week 2.

The 2019 season has been a series of unfortunate events for the New York Jets so far (stop me if you’ve heard that one before).

No CJ Mosley, no Quinnen Williams, and most importantly no Sam Darnold. Those are just a few of the names that won’t be suiting up in Week 2 vs the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football.

With Darnold shelved for a while (how long depends on which experts you believe) it’s Trevor Siemian time.

The usual thought process would suggest this 2019 Jets season is over and this thing is about to implode unless Darnold arrives sooner rather than later.

Not so fast my friends. It’s Trevor Time.

This is what backup quarterbacks were designed to do. They are hired to help situationally to keep things afloat.

Darnold’s updated timeline suggests he’ll return somewhere in between the next 3-7 weeks.

If Trevor can just hold down the fort and play .500 ball, the Jets may just have a shot to salvage their season.

That’s not an impossible ask either.

You could do a lot worse at quarterback than Siemian. He’s an above .500 starter as a quarterback (13-11) and Jets head coach Adam Gase knows exactly who he is.

Prior to signing with the Jets Trevor spent the first three years of his career with the Denver Broncos (2015-2017).

He is used to stepping into the spotlight. In his first year as a starter in 2016, he replaced Peyton Manning who retired.

During that season Trevor put up respectable numbers:

3,401 passing yards, 18:10 touchdown to interception ratio, and finished with an 84.6 quarterback rating.

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He won’t wow you with his arm or escapability like a Sam Darnold, but he doesn’t have to be superman, all he has to be is Clark Kent.

Despite the array of injuries, the Jets are battling, star running back Le’Veon Bell is good to go vs the Browns. Which means he will be the player the Jets lean on during Sam’s absence. On top of Le’Veon, the Jets have Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder, and even Ty Montgomery.

Siemian just has to take what is in front of him and lean on the offensive gameplan and his weapons around him. If he does that, the Jets should be just fine.

“We have so many talented players that I’m going to lean on,” Siemian said via Al Iannazzone of Newsday. “I’ve got to run the show and put the ball in the end zone. But it makes my job easier leaning on these guys.”

The good news is, if there is any, Trevor got all the first-team reps heading into Week 2 because the Sam Darnold mono news came early in the week.

While technically Adam Gase and Trevor Siemian never played/coached together, they were one year removed on the Denver Broncos, there’s still a familiarity there. When Gase left, they kept some of his offensive philosophies and play calls there.

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Now Trevor knows the playbook here with the Jets, they have talent, they’re playing at home, and they’re playing in primetime. For a less than ideal circumstance, things are lining up alright for Trevor Siemian.

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