After some debate, Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints have announced that Trevor Siemian will make his second start at quarterback this week. The Saints are facing the Titans on Sunday afternoon in what should be a tough game.
Siemian stepped in after Jameis Winston was injured in the Week 8 win over Tampa Bay and faired well. He wasn’t phased stepping into a game against the defending Super Bowl champions and it was the right decision to start him in Week 9 even though NOLA lost that game to the Falcons.
Siemian wasn’t to blame for the loss. Yes, he fumbled the football and should have gotten rid of that pass sooner, but it was hard for the former Northwestern product to have much success with his receivers dropping the majority of the passes sent their way.
Trevor Siemian gets the start for New Orleans Saints
I want to see more from Siemian before making way for Taysom Hill to start. We’ve seen what Hill has to offer as a starter and we can all agree that he’s at his best when he’s in his offensive weapon role. Siemian has plenty of starting experience and showed that he can put the ball where it needs to go; His receivers just need to catch the freaking ball this week.
I’m not surprised to see Siemian get the start this weekend, even with Payton’s obsession with Hill. Maybe we see Hill mixed in more this week than we did a week ago but even then, Siemian should continue to be the starter until he truly messes up.
As long as his receivers aren’t doing him any favors, Siemian will have that as an excuse down the road, though hopefully they do a better job this week.