The Jets have made a major change to their quarterback position. In the midst of a 29-6 deficit with just minutes left in the third quarter of Sunday’s game in Buffalo, Zach Wilson was replaced by Tim Boyle. Wilson had been struggling, going 7-of-15 for 81 yards, a touchdown, and an interception while being sacked five times before being pulled from the game. This marks Boyle’s first appearance with the Jets, although he has previously played for the Packers, Lions, and Bears. In fact, he started three times for the Lions in 2021.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh has been a staunch supporter of Wilson since Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury early in the season. However, despite his support, the team’s results have been lackluster and it appears that a lasting change may be necessary if they hope to stay in playoff contention long enough for Rodgers to return to action. With only a few games left in the regular season, time is running out for the Jets to make a decision about their future at quarterback.