NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo was on Good Morning Football Friday morning to discuss a variety of NFL topics.
The crew got to talking about the New Orleans Saints when Garafolo said an odd phrase to describe a quarterback.
Who does @MikeGarafolo think is a "nice, little quarterback"?
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) November 5, 2021
Trevor Siemian is expected to start for the Saints and Garafolo described him as a “nice, little quarterback.”
That is an odd way to describe the 6-foot-3 quarterback, but the phrase was not used as an insult.
Saints Riding With Siemian
The Saints had to choose between Siemian and Taysom Hill.
While the former is expected to start, the latter will surely be used in some gadget formations by Sean Payton.
Jameis Winston went down right before the trade deadline and the Saints decided to stick with their internal options.
Siemian was able to show off his talent Sunday when he threw for 159 yards and a touchdown in relief of Winston.
That performance may have convinced the New Orleans front office to not make any major changes to the 5-2 team.
If anything does go south with Siemian, Hill is still there.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2021
The Saints could also consider a free agent option such as Philip Rivers if they got desperate.
But the point Garafolo was making is that Siemian has always held his own in the NFL.
He had an 8-6 record as a starter with Denver in 2016 and threw for 18 touchdowns.
The team’s 9-7 record that year has not been topped since.
The fact he could come in unexpectedly against a tough Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense and lead the Saints to victory proves the moment is not too big for him either.
He was ready and waiting and showed success against a top Super Bowl contender.
Now his goal is to get a stronger title from reporters like Garafolo.