The New York Jets are making another change at quarterback.
New York will start veteran Tim Boyle over Zach Wilson during Friday’s Week 12 game against the Miami Dolphins, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Wilson, who’s been the starter since Aaron Rodgers sustained an Achilles injury in Week 1, is coming off another disappointing performance in Sunday’s 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The 24-year-old completed only seven of 15 pass attempts for 81 yards and one touchdown against one interception. He was benched for Boyle with New York down big in the third quarter.
This isn’t the first time Wilson has been benched in his young NFL career. The BYU product has failed to live up to the hype since entering the league as the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. Both Mike White and Joe Flacco have started multiple games for New York in the last two seasons.
Wilson has a career completion rate of 59.19% to go along with 5,966 yards and 21 TD passes to 25 picks across 32 appearances (31 starts). The Jets are 11-20 with him under center.
Boyle had seven completions, 33 yards, and an interception in his brief appearance versus the Bills. The 29-year-old hasn’t started a game since a Week 17 start for the Detroit Lions during the 2021 season. He joined N.Y. this year.
The 4-6 Jets, owners of a top-10 defensive unit, have been looking for consistency at quarterback and traded for Rodgers during the offseason. The four-time NFL MVP could return this season if the team is still in playoff contention by mid-December.
New York hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2010 season, the longest drought in the NFL.