Robert Saleh, New York Jets head coach, on altering his beginning quarterback from Zach Wilson to Tim Boyle: “Simply to offer him a chance, a special fashion of quarterback. To see if he can do one thing with the offense”; Dolphins @ Jets on Friday, reside on Sky Sports activities from 8pm
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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 experiences.
Boyle, 29, will begin Friday’s “Black Friday” sport towards the Miami Dolphins, reside on Sky Sports activities. It is going to mark simply his fourth NFL begin, his first with the Jets and first since 2021.
“Simply to offer him a chance, completely different fashion of quarterback,” Saleh instructed reporters. “It is actually simply a chance to see if he can do one thing with the offense.”
Saleh mentioned Wilson, 24, will probably be third on the depth chart, with veteran Trevor Siemian, 31, backing up Boyle. All three will probably be energetic for Friday’s sport.
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.
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 towards the Payments.
“Had issues gone precisely they means we wished 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 sturdy within the perception that Zach’s going to have a extremely good profession on this league.
“He is bought great work ethic. He is gotten lots higher over the course of the final 12 months. He undoubtedly has the arm expertise.
“He simply turned 24, so he is bought a Positive outlook, and he simply must proceed to deal with his sport and discover methods to get higher and proceed to find out about fronts and coverages and the way to play the sport a little bit bit quicker. I nonetheless imagine he will have a superb profession.”
In 18 profession video games with 4 groups, Boyle has thrown for 607 yards and three TDs towards 9 INTs. He went 0-3 as a starter for the Detroit Lions in 2021.