A story came out hours prior to the New York Jets’ 32-6 loss in Buffalo on Sunday about how Aaron Rodgers would return by Christmas Eve if Zach Wilson could keep the team afloat. Welp. Wilson proceeded to play so poorly against the Bills that he got benched for Tim Boyle, who’ll start on Black Friday when the Jets take on the Dolphins.
Breaking: The Jets will start QB Tim Boyle vs the Dolphins on Friday, a source told @AdamSchefter.
It was not a fun time writing about the Jets’ Wilson-Boyle QB combo from Week 11. Part of that write-up featured Boyle praising Wilson at the podium postgame for how the youngster has handled the, um, adversity-filled 2023 season.
I guess whatever front Wilson was putting up to maintain the appearance of a good mind frame fell apart on the flight home.
The #Jets had no choice but to make the move from Zach Wilson. The plane ride home from Buffalo was a rough one — described to me as “catatonic.”#NYJ’s stance: They hope things get better with Tim Boyle, but the worst-case scenario is an offense that still isn’t any worse than…
Nobody likes to be kicked while they’re down. Jets fans have been taking figurative boots to the gut/groin area/face for literal decades in search of a long-term answer at quarterback. Wilson was drafted second overall to end that spell.
Safe to say the ship has sailed…
It can’t get much worse than the #Jets offense this season under Zach Wilson.
I get that the Jets went all-in on Aaron Rodgers. If he were playing this whole season and didn’t tear his Achilles in Week 1, they’d be right in the playoff mix. Unfortunately, part of the bargain with Rodgers meant that Gang Green would have to bring his Green Bay lads aboard.
How’s that working out? Allen Lazard has one of the worst wide receiver contracts in the league. Randall Cobb is hurt and hasn’t played. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is a disaster without Rodgers there to audible out of bad play calls.
…And Rodgers’ pal, Tim Boyle, is the new Jets starting QB. Somehow, he’s held in even lower esteem than Wilson, who’s clearly one of the worst picks in NFL Draft history by any measure.
How dire is the Jets' QB situation?
The market thinks new Jets starting QB Tim Boyle is multiple points worse than Zach Wilson.
I knew Aaron Rodgers would keep Tim Boyle employed forever when Tim ran down the sideline for Aaron's Key and Peele celebration. you can't overvalue a friend who will sprint 50 yards to stare at your crotch so you can do a 7-year-old joke from a TV show pic.twitter.com/7D0guUIvws
Good luck to you Tim Boyle, with your 50.9 career passer rating and all that. I’m sure your familiarity with Nat Hackett’s system will give you the edge you need to prove you belong as a starter in this league.
Seriously, a statuesque QB playing behind a battered o-line full of backups, with a subpar play-caller? What could go wrong? Everyone bury your heads in Black Friday sales. Avoid this Jets-Dolphins matchup at all costs unless you’re a Miami fan. It’s going to get ugly.