The New York Jets made a surprise decision to bench their starting quarterback, Zach Wilson, in favor of Tim Boyle during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. The team was trailing 29-6 at the time, and Wilson had been struggling to keep up with the opposing team.
Wilson had been with the Jets since being selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but his performance this season had been underwhelming. He had completed just 7 of 15 passes for a total of 81 yards, one touchdown, and one interception before being sacked five times.
Boyle, on the other hand, was making his first appearance with the Jets. He had previously played for three different teams – the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears – and had made three starts for the Lions in 2021.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh has been supportive of Wilson since Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury in Week 1 of the season. However, despite his unwavering support, Wilson’s performance has not lived up to expectations, and it is likely that he will be benched permanently as the team tries to stay in playoff contention until Rodgers returns to action.