3. Trevor Siemian
The Saints have two quarterbacks hitting free agency this offseason, which normally wouldn’t be a good situation to be in but fortunately for New Orleans, one isn’t a player they’re desperately looking to retain.
Trevor Siemian was someone that fans didn’t expect to make the final roster last summer. When he did, it made sense considering Taysom Hill’s best role was as a utility player and Ian Book was a rookie and not ready to back up Jameis Winston quite yet.
That left Siemian to fill the role of the backup quarterback and he was thrust into action when Winston went down midway through the season.
While Siemian wasn’t great in relief, the Saints’ five-game losing streak was not all on him. It’s hard to make plays when there aren’t reliable weapons out there to throw to and the pass-protection isn’t holding up. Throw in that Alvin Kamara missed time during Siemian’s stint as the starter and it makes sense why the offense wasn’t getting the job done.
Siemian doesn’t deserve another season with the Saints but for him, that’s not a bad thing. He can be a backup with a team where if the starter gets injured, he’d be in a much better position to succeed as the QB1.