The Bengals add Trevor Siemian as a possible backup for Joe Borough

CINCINNATI — The team announced Wednesday that veteran quarterback Trevor Siemian has signed a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Siemian joins Jake Browning as one of the backup options behind Joe Burrow, who is coming off a season that saw him qualify for the MVP Finals for the first time in his three-year career.

Siemian was previously with the Chicago Bears, who released him in March at the start of the new league year.

Most notably, he spent his first three seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos. During his time there, Siemian started in 24 of his 26 appearances and completed 59.3% of his passes for 5,686 yards and 30 touchdowns with 24 interceptions. Current Bengals offensive coordinator, Brian Callahan, was on the Broncos’ staff during Simian’s tenure.

Siemian, who does not have an agent, visited the Bengals before the NFL draft last week. Brandon Allen, Cincinnati’s starting backup for the past two seasons, reportedly signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday.

After the Bengals did not draft a quarterback, coach Zac Taylor noted that Browning was “continuing to grow,” while the team continued to consider veteran options, including Allen.

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