The New York Jets have made a major change to their starting quarterback, replacing Zach Wilson with Tim Boyle as they trailed 29-6 in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. This marks the first time that Boyle has appeared in a game for the Jets, and he will be making his debut.
In his previous stints with the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, and Chicago Bears, Boyle has appeared in a total of 17 games and started three times for the Lions in 2021. He has not had much success during this time, but he is seen as a solid backup option who can step in when needed.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh has been very supportive of Wilson since Aaron Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles in early September. However, despite his support, Wilson has not been able to deliver the results that were expected of him. With the team struggling to stay afloat in playoff contention and Rodgers still recovering from his injury, it is looking like a lasting change may be on the horizon for the Jets at quarterback.