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It’s a one time contract for $2 million, based on a source. It has a maximum value of $3 million with incentives.
Siemian will replace Josh McCown, that spent the last two seasons with the Jets — 2017 since the rookie, 2018 as Darnold’s copy. McCown, that will turn 40 on July 4, has been mulling his future. He recently indicated a need to keep using his football career, but he wished to spend some time with his family before committing. When he decides to play, he could be a training camp alternative to get a team that needs a seasoned backup.
Siemian, who published a 13-11 starting record with the Denver Broncos, provides Jets some adventure behind Darnold, that started 13 games as a newcomer. The only other quarterback on the roster is prior ny Giants draft pick Davis Webb, who has to play in a regular season match.
Siemian does not have any backdrop with brand new trainer Adam Gase or new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. Gase has been the Broncos’ offensive coordinator until 2014, the year until they drafted Siemian.
Siemian, 27, never saw the field to get the Minnesota Vikings last season after the team acquired him in a trade with the Broncos, but he started 2-4 games out of 2016 17 in Denver before enduring a subluxation in his left shoulder in December 2017, the identical shoulder he had surgically repaired 1-2 months before that.
The Broncos chose him in the seventh round (250th overall) of this 2015 draft.
Even the Vikings acquired Siemian aday before locking starter Kirk Cousins to a tenth, entirely guaranteed deal during 2018 totally absolutely free agency.
ESPN’s Courtney Cronin contributed to this record.