Jets sign QB Trevor Siemian as Sam Darnold's backup

AP
Published 5:24 p.m. ET March 20, 2019 | Updated 8:24 p.m. ET March 20, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Siemian has joined the Jets to be Sam Darnold’s backup.

The veteran quarterback signed a one-year deal Wednesday with New York , which was in the market for an experienced QB while Josh McCown mulls his playing future.

A person with direct knowledge of the contract says it is worth $2 million, with a maximum value of $3 million with incentives. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team does not announce financial terms of contracts.

The 27-year-old Siemian spent last season with Minnesota, but was with Denver the previous three years. He has 30 touchdown passes and 24 interceptions in 26 games, including 25 starts.

Siemian was a seventh-round draft pick by Denver out of Northwestern in 2015 and served as the Broncos’ backup to Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. He replaced Manning as the starter the following season and went 8-6 while throwing for 3,401 yards and 18 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. Siemian was Denver’s Week 1 starter in 2017 and went 5-5 in 10 starts before injuring a shoulder and finishing the season on…

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