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Robert Saleh, New York Jets head coach, on altering his beginning quarterback from Zach Wilson to Tim Boyle: “Simply to present him a possibility, a unique fashion of quarterback. To see if he can do one thing with the offense”; Dolphins @ Jets on Friday, reside on Sky Sports activities from 8pm

Final Up to date: 20/11/23 11:11pm

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has been dropped, head coach Robert Saleh has confirmed

The New York Jets have seen sufficient of Zach Wilson and are turning to Tim Boyle as their beginning quarterback this week, coach Robert Saleh stated on Monday afternoon in confirming earlier media stories.

Boyle, 29, will begin Friday’s “Black Friday” sport towards the Miami Dolphins, reside on Sky Sports activities. It’ll mark simply his fourth NFL begin, his first with the Jets and first since 2021.

“Simply to present him a possibility, completely different fashion of quarterback,” Saleh advised reporters. “It is actually simply a possibility to see if he can do one thing with the offense.”

Saleh stated Wilson, 24, shall be third on the depth chart, with veteran Trevor Siemian, 31, backing up Boyle. All three shall be energetic for Friday’s sport.

Boyle got here on within the third quarter of the Jets’ feeble 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Payments on Sunday. Boyle accomplished seven of 14 passes for 33 yards and an interception.

Tim Boyle will begin Friday’s “Black Friday” sport towards the Miami Dolphins, reside on Sky Sports activities

Wilson threw for 81 yards with a TD and an INT earlier than being eliminated. On the season, Wilson is 3-6 because the starter, throwing for 1,944 yards, six TDs and 7 interceptions. He has a QBR of 30.8, No. 30 out of 31 certified passers in 2023.

Wilson took over as QB1 when Aaron Rodgers went down with an Achilles damage in Week 1, additionally towards the Payments.

“Had issues gone precisely they method we wished them to? No. I do not take a look at it as a failure,” Saleh stated Monday. “I take a look at it as a collection of unlucky occasions. However I stand robust within the perception that Zach’s going to have a extremely good profession on this league.

Saleh says he nonetheless has religion in Wilson, however is trying to Boyle as a unique sort of quarterback

“He is bought large work ethic. He is gotten lots higher over the course of the final 12 months. He undoubtedly has the arm expertise.

“He simply turned 24, so he is bought a optimistic outlook, and he simply must proceed to give attention to his sport and discover methods to get higher and proceed to study fronts and coverages and play the sport a bit of bit sooner. I nonetheless consider he’ll have a superb profession.”

In 18 profession video games with 4 groups, Boyle has thrown for 607 yards and three TDs towards 9 INTs. He went 0-3 as a starter for the Detroit Lions in 2021.

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