NFL free agency news: Jets sign yet another backup for Sam Darnold

first_img NFL Draft 2019: Meet Brody Oliver, an engineering graduate set to test his NFL mettle Darnold went 4-9 as New York’s starter last year. He threw for 2,865 yards with 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Related News Josh McCown, who served as Darnold’s backup at the end of the year, is undecided about coming back to play football in 2019. He went 0-3 as a starter last season.Davis Webb has been signed to a one-year, $645,000 deal with the Jets this offseason as well. NFL free agency rumors: Texans finalizing deal with quarterback AJ McCarroncenter_img Sam Darnold has another backup.Former Broncos starter Trevor Siemian is signing a one-year deal with the Jets, the quarterback’s agent announced Wednesday on Twitter. Excited for QB @TrevorSiemian agreeing to a one year deal with the @nyjets— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 20, 2019Siemian went 13-11 as the Broncos’ starter in 2016 and 2017 while throwing for 5,686 yards with 30 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.last_img read more

Funeral set for first female lieutenant governor of Iowa

first_imgDES MOINES — The funeral for former Iowa Lieutenant Governor Jo Ann Zimmerman is set for late tomorrow morning in Des Moines.Zimmerman was the last independently elected lieutenant governor and the first woman to hold the office. She ran for governor in 1990, but ended her campaign and became Democratic gubernatorial nominee Don Avenson’s running mate. That was the first election nominees for governor and lieutenant governor ran together as a team, as the president and vice president do.Zimmerman, the first nurse elected to the Iowa legislature, was also the co-founder of a group called DAWN to help Democratic women get elected to public office.Zimmerman’s funeral will be held at the First Christian Church in Des Moines. A visitation with her family will held at the church today from 4-7 p.m.last_img read more