The new Jets quarterback shouts at Zach Wilson
The New York Jets signed a veteran quarterback two weeks after Aaron Rodgers' season-ending injury. Zach Wilson struggled after taking into the starting role on short notice.
But Jets general manager Joe Douglas eventually signed a seasoned quarterback. Trevor Siemian joined the Jets' practice squad on Tuesday and made his debut on Wednesday
in Florham Park, NJ.It's unclear why the Jets waited so long to add a quarterback other than Tim Boyle, but Siemian adds pressure on Wilson, who has struggled in three games
(two starts) this season. Wilson may be the better quarterback, but Siemian may stabilize the league's worst offense like Mike White and Joe Flacco did last season.
Siemain met with media on Wednesday to discuss the burden of playing in New York (he started one game with the Jets in 2019 before breaking his ankle).
“I think Zach gets it,” Siemian said when asked if he could help the young quarterback handle the pressure. His knowledge is that self-imposed pressure is the greatest.
Zach appears wired fine. Still getting to know him. I do not consider that. I think Zach is doing well.” The Jets may abandon the Wilson experiment again swiftly if his
difficulties persist against the defending Super Bowl champs on Sunday night. Siemian will be inactive this week and said "no promises" about his role,
but Wilson's performance last week might change things quickly.