Jets to start Tim Boyle over Zach Wilson in Black Friday matchup vs Dolphins: reports
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The New York Jets are reportedly making a change at the quarterback position after a disastrous loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Third-year quarterback Zach Wilson, who took over as the team’s starter following Aaron Rodgers' season-ending injury in Week 1, will be benched in favor of backup quarterback Tim Boyle, according to multiple reports.
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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd in Orchard Park, New York, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes )
The reported decision follows Wilson’s third-quarter benching in Sunday’s 32-6 loss against AFC East-rival Buffalo.
Boyle, 29, completed seven passes for 33 yards and an interception after replacing Wilson with a little over two minutes left in the third. Wilson finished the day 7-of-15 for 81 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
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Head coach Robert Saleh has stayed committed to Wilson throughout the season despite the mounting criticism and has even praised his growth. But on Sunday, Saleh remained noncommittal on his status as starter in a short week with a game against another division rival on Friday.
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"We are going to watch the tape and we’ll make a decision (Monday)," he said of this week’s game against the Miami Dolphins. "We’ll look at all of it. I’m not really answering those questions yet."
New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh walks the sideline during the Buffalo