The New York Jets have decided to bench Zach Wilson. The franchise made the decision after a disappointing 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 11. Tim Boyle, the former Chicago Bears quarterback, will be the new starter for the AFC East franchise.
Wilson was the regular starter for the Jets after Aaron Rodgers’ injury, but apart from a few moments, the quarterback struggled. While the Jets’ defense gave the team chances to win in multiple games, the offense failed to capitalize, and finally, the third-year quarterback was benched.
After the Jets announced the decision to bench Zach Wilson, fans on social media trolled the quarterback. Here’s how they reacted:
In 10 games this season, Zach Wilson has thrown for 1,944 yards, six touchdowns, and seven interceptions with a poor passer rating of 73.8.
Aaron Rodgers’ injury resulted in him getting a shot to prove himself, but unfortunately, with these performances, it is proved that he is still not ready to be the starting quarterback in the NFL.
As for Tim Boyle, he has played 26 games across five seasons in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, and the Jets. In those games, he has thrown for 607 yards, three touchdowns, and nine interceptions with a passer rating of 50.9.
It will be interesting to see if he performs better than Wilson on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.