Complex Jets route led to Trevor Siemian signing

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The Jets have spent the last two weeks debating what to do about the backup quarterback position, talking to veterans, and getting input from other potential teammates.

They decided to add Trevor Siemian to the practice squad as a result on Tuesday.

Here is how things transpired based on conversations with people familiar with the Jets' plans and conversations in recent weeks.

The Jets had three quarterbacks available when the season began.

Aaron Rodgers and Zach Wilson were on the active roster and Tim Boyle was on the practice squad.

When Rodgers went down on Sept. 11 against the Bills, there was obviously a state of shock throughout the organization and discussion about how to proceed.

The Jets won 22-16 thanks to his 14 of 21 for 140 yards, one touchdown, and one interception performance.

After not even having practiced as the starter, something happened.

The Jets desired to have three quarterbacks, so they added a veteran to the practice squad.

The team reached out to recently retired Chad Henne, who played under offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett in Jacksonville, but he was not interested.