Siemian didn’t set the world on fire with his performance but he did enough to ensure he didn’t lose the game for his squad. He finished his Saints debut throwing for 159 yards and a touchdown and took care of the football against one of the best teams in the entire league.
It’s not easy to step in as a starting quarterback ever but doing so against a team like Tampa Bay, I’d say Siemian did a great job given the task at hand. Siemian proved that he can win games as the starter and while he’s not a top-tier signal-caller, the Saints are better off rolling with him and the other guys on their roster than trading for, say, Cam Newton or Nick Foles.
New Orleans Saints don’t need to trade for QB
At this point, guys are free agents and on the trade block for a reason. Newton was great in his prime but he’s far from that now and Foles couldn’t even win a backup job over Andy Dalton. Why should the Saints add either one of those guys?
The offense wasn’t exactly wheeling and dealing with Winston as the starter so not much will change with Siemian at the helm. Hopefully, the Saints will have Taysom Hill back soon, giving them another option at the quarterback position.
Siemian started 14 games in the 2016 season while in Denver, throwing for 3,401 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions en route to an 8-6 record. His numbers weren’t electric but he didn’t have to be great in Denver with how good that defense was.
New Orleans has shown that the strength of their team is on defense. Siemian is a good enough quarterback to not lose games and if Hill is sprinkled into the offensive game plan too, this offense can absolutely still roll without Winston.