The Jets have made a significant change in their quarterback position. With the team trailing 29-6 in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Bills, Zach Wilson was replaced by Tim Boyle. Wilson had been struggling on the field, completing only 7 out of 15 passes for 81 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while being sacked five times before being relieved of duty. This marks Boyle’s first appearance for the Jets, but he has previously played in 17 games for the Packers, Lions, and Bears. He has also started three times for the Lions in 2021.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh has been supportive of Wilson since Aaron Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles injury in the first week of the season. However, despite his steadfast support, Wilson’s performance has continued to be underwhelming, and there is a possibility that a lasting change may be necessary if the team hopes to stay in playoff contention long enough for Rodgers to return to action.