3 pending NOLA Saints free agents that won’t be back in 2022
2. Trevor Siemian
Keeping Trevor Siemian as the fourth quarterback on the Saints’ roster made sense at the time and it ended up coming into play after Jameis Winston got injured. Siemian then went on to start three games for New Orleans and went 0-3, though the losses weren’t entirely his fault.
He was pretty bad in the loss to Buffalo, however, and the fans wanted to see Taysom Hill. With Hill being healthy enough to go, Siemian’s time as the starter was over. He’s slated to hit free agency this offseason and he’ll probably be a pretty popular name for teams in need of a backup veteran quarterback.
Perhaps a team like the Jets, who Siemian previously played for, could be interested in the journeyman quarterback. The Jaguars could also make sense for Siemian’s services, as they’ll have Trevor Lawrence entering the second year of his pro career and could use a veteran backup.
Either way, it’s pretty clear that New Orleans won’t be retaining Siemian. They’ll have Hill and Ian Book at the very least and could also opt to re-sign Winston and/or draft a quarterback. That makes Trevor Siemian expendable. I feel bad about how things went for him in the Big Easy but such is life for a backup quarterback.