The Jets have made a significant change to their starting lineup by replacing quarterback Zach Wilson with Tim Boyle. The move came late in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Bills when the Jets were trailing 29-6.
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 was his first time appearing in a game for the Jets.
Tim Boyle has previously played for the Packers, Lions, and Bears, and he has started three games for the Lions in 2021. The Jets head coach Robert Saleh has been steadfast in his support of Wilson since Aaron Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles in the first week of the season. However, despite this support, Wilson’s performance on the field has continued to be underwhelming.
The results have not improved much despite Saleh’s unwavering support for Wilson. As a result, there is hope that this change may be just what the team needs to stay in playoff contention long enough for Rodgers to return to action.