3 Saints that had no business making the 53-man roster

Leigh Oleszczak
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Trevor Siemian, New Orleans Saints
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2. Trevor Siemian

While I previously floated the idea around about Trevor Siemian being the backup quarterback for the Saints, I didn’t realize they’d keep four quarterbacks around in order to do so. The Saints released Siemian ahead of the roster cuts deadline but it became public knowledge that the NFL journeyman would be back.

The Saints enter the 2021 season with Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill, Ian Book, and now Siemian on their roster with Winston serving as the starter and Siemian being the second-string signal-caller. That’s four quarterbacks, which means a position with greater need (cornerback, maybe?) is taking a hit.

Siemian has spent the past few years as a backup in the league. He does have a winning record as a starter but we all know that win-loss records aren’t a useful stat for quarterbacks because sometimes things are out of their control (like a bad defense, for instance).

In their defense, Taysom Hill can play another position while Ian Book might be intriguing enough that other teams want to grab him off the practice squad. This is why the team felt comfortable keeping Siemian around but having four quarterbacks on the roster just seems silly.