“New York Jets Make Bold Move, Benching Zach Wilson in Favor of Tim Boyle Against the Dolphins” – Source: Jets Organization

November 20, 2023 By admin Off

Tim Boyle replaced Zach Wilson during the third quarter of the Bills 32-6 drubbing of the Jets on Sunday. Boyle will get his first start of the season against the Dolphins in Friday’s game. It is unknown if Wilson will be the Jets backup quarterback or be inactive. After Wilson completed 7 of 15 passes for 81 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, Jets coach Robert Saleh replaced Wilson with 2:17 left in the third quarter against the Bills. Boyle didn’t perform any better, finishing 7 of 14 for 33 yards and an interception. Throughout the season, Saleh has been committed to Wilson, but Sunday was the breaking point. Since replacing Rodgers, Wilson has thrown for 1,944 yards, five touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He ranks 32nd in the NFL in completion percentage (59.2%) and 30th in Total Quarterback Rating (30.8). The Jets offense ranks 30th in yards per game (170.5) and points per game (15). They are also on pace for the lowest third-down conversion rate in NFL history (22.9%). The team has just nine touchdowns in 10 games, which is the worst in the league. Boyle signed with the Jets in April and was supposed to be their third-string quarterback but was moved to backup when Rodgers tore his Achilles four plays into the season. Boyle has started three games for the Lions in 2021, finishing with 526 yards, three touchdowns, and six interceptions. In five NFL seasons, Boyle has thrown for 607 yards, three touchdowns, and nine interceptions for the Packers, Lions, Bears, and Jets. Gang Green’s defense has been among the best units in the NFL, entering Sunday’s game against the Bills sixth in total defense (307.8) and seventh in points allowed (19.1). The Jets defense allowed 32 points and a season-high 393 yards against the Bills. Now ranked 11th in total defense (316.3) and points allowed (20.4), the Jets’ season is on the line in a critical matchup against the Dolphins. “We got to get going on offense,” Boyle said on Sunday. “Our defense is playing absolutely incredible. Special teams, it’s awesome. They got that conversion for us on fourth down with the fake punt.”