NFC South QB Power Rankings: Trevor Siemian hoping to prove himself
No. 3: Trevor Siemian
Siemian took over in Week 8 against Tampa Bay whenever Winston went down in the second quarter. Paired with New Orleans’ defense, the 29-year-old guided the 5-3 Saints to a 36-27 win. He earned the start the following week against Atlanta and went 25-of-41 for 249 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-25 loss.
The quarterback was drafted by Denver in 2015 and ironically went to New York to back up Darnold in 2019, and now has been granted another opportunity to prove that he’s a capable NFL quarterback. He’s only played in two games, but Darnold has performed so poorly, which is why Siemian is a notch above him.
Siemian’s completed 58.6 percent of his passes (41-of-70) for 408 yards, and has thrown for three touchdowns and zero interceptions. His rating is 89.5, which isn’t bad at all for a player that hadn’t played in a game in two years prior to Winston’s injury.
It should be noted that Siemian’s completion percentage isn’t entirely his fault, considering New Orleans’ wide receiver corps dropped numerous passes last Sunday. He hasn’t had a lot to work with and after the Saints didn’t trade for a receiver prior to the deadline, nor sign Odell Beckham Jr., Siemian has had his work cut out for him.
Hill likely would’ve replaced Winston if he wasn’t in concussion protocol at the time, but he did enter last Sunday’s game and completed two passes for 33 yards. Sean Payton hasn’t announced who’s going to be starting in Sunday’s game, but Siemian’s performance over the past couple of weeks hasn’t gone unnoticed.