The Cincinnati Bengals are all set at the quarterback position for the next decade or so, but they still need an insurance policy.
That’s why they signed veteran QB Trevor Siemian to a one-year deal to potentially serve as Joe Burrow’s backup next season.
Siemian hasn’t found much success around the league since entering the NFL in 2015, but he felt like the Bengals were the most favorable situation for him at this point in his career, stating that it ‘checked all the boxes’ for him.
Bengals QB Trevor Siemian on why he signed with Cincy: "I just think I just wanted to find a good fit. Somewhere I can come in and contribute. This checked all those boxes."
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) May 8, 2023
The former seventh-round pick raved about the Bengals’ receiving corps of Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and obviously, Ja’Marr Chase, stating that they’re the most talented group he’s ever been a part of.
Notably, he’ll have to compete with Jake Browning to serve as QB2, a spot that had been Brandon Allen’s for the past three years before he left to sign with the San Francisco 49ers.
The 31-year-old made a couple of appearances (one start) for the Chicago Bears last season, completing 15 of 26 passes for 184 yards and one pick.
Siemian started for the Broncos in 2016-17, but his tenure as QB1 was shortlived.
Still, it was more than enough to make Bengals fans remember him, as he torched them for 312 yards and four scores in a 29-17 win.
Throughout his career, he’s thrown for 7,0227 yards, 42 touchdowns and 28 interceptions, boasting a 13-17 career record as a starter and completing 58.9% of his passes.
So, while he won’t take Joe Burrow’s job any time soon, they could definitely do a lot worse at the backup QB position.NEXT: Carson Palmer Names The No. 1 QB In The NFL