Those potentially good vibes aside, there was no masking the turd sandwich New York’s offense served up in a 32-6 loss at Buffalo. If you can freaking believe it, the Jets at long last benched Zach Wilson…and proceeded to witness Tim Boyle fare worse than one of the biggest busts in NFL Draft history.
Wilson was so bad that he became the subject of multiple memes in a single game. Forget Mark Sanchez’s Butt Fumble — Wilson might’ve topped him twice in one afternoon! What a guy!
Honestly Tim Boyle might make me madder than all the other Jets things this year. They chose to use a roster spot on the worst QB in recent NFL history because he’s Aaron Rodgers’ Friend. then Rodgers got hurt and they had Aaron Rodgers’ Friend instead of a legit QB option
The hilarious thing is, Jets coach Robert Saleh thought things might actually get better by thrusting Boyle into duty. Surely you couldn’t do worse than Wilson, right? WRONG.
Here’s where you are, Jets Nation. You have a quarterback at the postgame podium — he has no business playing in the NFL, save for being Aaron Rodgers’ buddy — applauding the “moral victory” of how well a terrible young QB has handled being benched, on top of an onslaught of 100% deserved criticism.
"I'm extremely proud of Zach, just how he's handled everything this year. He's done a really good job."
Tim Boyle says that Zach Wilson has "earned a lot of respect" in the locker room for how he's handled this season: pic.twitter.com/wzydhHsGBk
Wilson should be prohibited from ever starting another NFL game. The experience is visceral in the worst way. I’m visually offended by what I see. So are millions of others across the country and world.
… And again, let me reiterate, Tim Boyle was worse once he subbed in.
Tim Boyle: 7/14 for 33 yards. 1 INT. 26.5 QB rating. Zach: 7/15 for 81 yards. 1 TD. 1 INT. 57.9 QB rating.
Zach definitely wasn't good but no QB could with a putrid O-line, bad run game, 1 legit WR, and a horrible OC.
Aaron Rodgers is insane if he comes back to this offense.
DID Tim Boyle do some good things, though!?!? I don’t blame Saleh for having a bit of QB evaluation disorientation.
Saleh has coached his face off to get that defense in good shape. They got overwhelmed today by Josh Allen and the Bills. Not easy to keep morale up and hang tough when you’re on the field for almost 37 minutes and your offense goes 0-for-11 on third down.
Brutal, too, when the Jets’ most effective QB is by far their punter:
Star running back Breece Hall is even out here apologizing to fans, because what else can he do?
"I'm sorry to the Jets fans, they don't deserve this."
Breece Hall spoke with @JeaneCoakley after today's game to share what the vibe is like in the locker room after the loss, why the offense didn't click to start the game, and what Robert Saleh had to share with the team pic.twitter.com/HdJ0HOjf4z
We can all easily acknowledge that the way 2023 was supposed to play out was Aaron Rodgers calling the offense. Nathaniel Hackett can’t coach his way out of a paper bag. Hackett would put in some dumb play; Rodgers would be smart enough to audible out of it.
Rodgers would be able to rip up defenses with a quick-hitting passing game to open up the run and not expose his 0-line as much. The Jets would rally around him. They’d be a playoff team. No doubt in my mind.
…Instead, Gang Green has had to grind their way to a 4-6 mark. The prevailing public opinion is that Rodgers shouldn’t make an unprecedentedly fast return from a torn Achilles and just wait till 2024. That wasn’t the case before Sunday’s kickoff in Buffalo. It took yet another dud of a performance from Wilson to solidify that sentiment, and Boyle was the proverbial nail in the coffin.
The 2023 New York Jets are dead. No R-E-L-A-X zen master coming to save you this year, y’all. Sorry to report. And I hope this is the last meaningful report of any kind I do on Zach Wilson playing a football game.