On Monday, the New York Jets announced that Tim Boyle will now be the starting quarterback. Boyle replaces Zach Wilson, who has not had a great season (again) and will most likely be backed up by Trevor Siemian.
Tim Boyle has spent his career as a backup for a couple of teams in the NFL. Boyle was undrafted out of college and has had some of the worst QB numbers ever since getting into the NFL. Boyle backed up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay for two seasons and was most likely brought in to please the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
The benching of Zach Wilson and his being pushed down to the third string should ultimately mark the end of his tenure for Gang Green. After Rodgers went down, New York chose not to go out and get a veteran quarterback. It will be a costly choice that has thrown away their 2023 season.
On the year, Wilson ranked 30th out of 31 QBs who qualified for QBR with a 30.7 rating. He has thrown only six touchdown passes this season, the same as Giants' third-string Tommy DeVito. In Zach's three years in the league, he has gone 11-20 as a starter and has thrown 21 touchdowns with 25 interceptions.
While he states that he will come back this year, Aaron Rodgers will not be back until next year, but in the meantime, the Jets will need to part ways with Wilson. New York did retain their first-round pick due to Rodgers not playing six plays, let alone 60 percent of the snaps. Will they use that pick on a quarterback? Probably not. The Packers will have their second-round pick, but it remains to be seen who will back up the 40-year-old Rodgers next year.
Boyle's only three starts in the league came when he played for the Detroit Lions, where he went 0-3 with three touchdowns and six interceptions. The Jets will host Miami on Black Friday to keep their season alive with a 4-6 record.
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