Jets QB Tim Boyle: Five Things to Know About The Replacement of Zach Wilson

Jets Bench Wilson, Start Boyle: Coach Robert Saleh announced on Monday that Zach Wilson had been benched, with Tim Boyle starting at QB against the Miami Dolphins on Black Friday. 

Offensive Struggles: The Jets, with a 4-6 record and three consecutive losses, rank 30th in the NFL in points per game. Saleh emphasized that Wilson isn't solely responsible for the offensive struggles. 

Boyle's Background: Tim Boyle, a 29-year-old QB, was initially released by the Jets in preseason but later signed after Aaron Rodgers' injury. He emphasizes quick decision-making and getting the ball out fast. 

Local Roots: Boyle, from Middlefield, Connecticut, won three high school state titles and received accolades for his performances. However, his college career at UConn faced challenges, leading to a transfer to EKU. 

Pro Career Journey: Boyle entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2018. He has also played for the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears before joining the Jets. 

Limited NFL Starts: Boyle has only three NFL starts, all in 2021 with the Detroit Lions. His team went 0-3, and he threw three touchdowns and six interceptions. 

Recent Performance: Boyle relieved Wilson in the last game, a 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills, completing 7-of-14 passes for 33 yards and an interception. 

Familiarity with System: Having served as a reserve QB behind Rodgers with the Packers, Boyle's familiarity with the offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, gives him an advantage, according to Rodgers. The Jets signed Boyle to a one-year, $1.155 million contract for this season. 

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