In the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jets drafted Zach Wilson second overall. The 24-year-old has constantly struggled in his time as a starter with New York. Wilson is 11-20 in 31 career starts. He was supposed to be Aaron Rodgers’ backup this season, but that all changed very quickly in Week 1.
Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles and Wilson has started every game since then. However, that doesn’t look to be the case anymore. As of today, the Jets announced they are benching Zach Wilson for Tim Boyle. He’ll likely be New York’s starter until Aaron Rodgers makes his return. The Jets are still hoping Rodgers will return sometime in December.
Zach Wilson has played his way out of the starting QB job with the New York Jets
The #Jets are making a QB switch: Veteran Tim Boyle will take over for Zach Wilson, sources say. Boyle gets the start against the #Dolphins in the NFL’s first ever Black Friday game this week. pic.twitter.com/9pFNH5BNWD
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 20, 2023
It’s never easy to admit when you’ve whiffed on a top-three draft pick, but the Jets have done just about all but say it. Aaron Rodgers was supposed to be the full-time starter this season. An Achilles tear changed that plan and Zach Wilson was trusted into the starting role once again. As New York’s starter this season, he’s gone 3-6. Time and time again he let the Jets down by not being able to consistently move the ball on offense.
To put it into comparison, Wilson has thrown the same amount of touchdowns this season as the Giants’ undrafted rookie, Tommy DeVito who’s started seven fewer games. New York’s offense has scored nine offensive touchdowns in 10 games. Additionally, their (15.0) points per game this season is the third lowest in the NFL. The Jets could only handle Wilson at QB for so long and they’ve finally decided to bench the former second overall pick.
Breaking: The Jets will start QB Tim Boyle vs the Dolphins on Friday, a…
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Author : Zach Wolpin
Publish date : 2023-11-20 18:37:08
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