It was a bit of a shock when the New Orleans Saints decided to keep all four of their quarterbacks for the 2021 season. They had their reasonings for doing so, as Jameis Winston was their starter, Taysom Hill could play other positions, Ian Book is a fourth-round rookie, and Trevor Siemian is the only one with true experience as a backup.
Well, with this in mind, the Saints now find themselves in a position where other teams might come calling about their quarterbacks, with one in particular. Siemian, who has been in the league since 2015 and spent time as both a starter and a backup, could garner some attention, especially with all of the quarterback injuries that occurred in Week 2.
The Dolphins won’t have Tua Tagovailoa for Week 3, Ryan Fitzpatrick is going to miss a significant amount of time for Washington, Andy Dalton got dinged up for the Bears, Tyrod Taylor had to exit Houston’s Week 2 game, and Carson Wentz is injury prone, so the Colts would be smart to add a reliable backup.
Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report included Siemian on his list of possible trade candidates and had this to say:
"While Siemian provides the Saints with valuable depth, he is a luxury. New Orleans has utility man Taysom Hill and rookie Ian Book behind starter Jameis Winston, which makes Siemian expendable."
This is what I was discussing earlier, as NOLA is more than okay at the quarterback position and don’t necessarily need Siemian on the roster. If something happens to Winston, Hill could slide into the starting role or the Saints could even be bold and have Book start in his place.
The New Orleans Saints should trade Trevor Siemian.
Parting ways with Siemian would likely bring NOLA an extra draft pick, which isn’t something for this team to turn down. They need more picks and Siemian isn’t someone who is going to make or break this season for New Orleans.
If teams come calling about Siemian, NOLA should strongly considering shipping him elsewhere.