Robert Saleh, New York Jets head coach, on altering his beginning quarterback from Zach Wilson to Tim Boyle: “Simply to present him a chance, a special fashion of quarterback. To see if he can do one thing with the offense”; Dolphins @ Jets on Friday, stay on Sky Sports activities from 8pm
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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has been dropped, head coach Robert Saleh has confirmed
The New York Jets have seen sufficient of Zach Wilson and are turning to Tim Boyle as their beginning quarterback this week, coach Robert Saleh mentioned on Monday afternoon in confirming earlier media reviews.
Boyle, 29, will begin Friday’s “Black Friday” recreation in opposition to the Miami Dolphins, stay on Sky Sports activities. It would mark simply his fourth NFL begin, his first with the Jets and first since 2021.
“Simply to present him a chance, totally different fashion of quarterback,” Saleh advised reporters. “It is actually simply a chance to see if he can do one thing with the offense.”
Saleh mentioned Wilson, 24, will likely be third on the depth chart, with veteran Trevor Siemian, 31, backing up Boyle. All three will likely be lively for Friday’s recreation.
Boyle got here on within the third quarter of the Jets’ feeble 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Payments on Sunday. Boyle accomplished seven of 14 passes for 33 yards and an interception.
Tim Boyle will begin Friday’s “Black Friday” recreation in opposition to the Miami Dolphins, stay on Sky Sports activities
Wilson threw for 81 yards with a TD and an INT earlier than being eliminated. On the season, Wilson is 3-6 because the starter, throwing for 1,944 yards, six TDs and 7 interceptions. He has a QBR of 30.8, No. 30 out of 31 certified passers in 2023.
Wilson took over as QB1 when Aaron Rodgers went down with an Achilles harm in Week 1, additionally in opposition to the Payments.
“Had issues gone precisely they manner we needed them to? No. I do not have a look at it as a failure,” Saleh mentioned Monday. “I have a look at it as a sequence of unlucky occasions. However I stand robust within the perception that Zach’s going to have a extremely good profession on this league.
Saleh says he nonetheless has religion in Wilson, however is seeking to Boyle as a special sort of quarterback
“He is bought super work ethic. He is gotten so much higher over the course of the final yr. He undoubtedly has the arm expertise.
“He simply turned 24, so he is bought a constructive outlook, and he simply must proceed to deal with his recreation and discover methods to get higher and proceed to study fronts and coverages and learn how to play the sport just a little bit quicker. I nonetheless consider he will have a very good profession.”
In 18 profession video games with 4 groups, Boyle has thrown for 607 yards and three TDs in opposition to 9 INTs. He went 0-3 as a starter for the Detroit Lions in 2021.