The Jets have made several significant changes to their starting quarterback situation. On Monday, they benched Zach Wilson in favor of Tim Boyle, who will now serve as the team’s starting QB. Trevor Siemian, who had been on the practice squad since signing with the team, has been promoted to Boyle’s backup and was officially signed to the team’s active roster on Tuesday.
Siemian does have some experience as a starter, having filled in for an injured Sam Darnold in a game for the Jets in 2019. However, he suffered an ankle injury early in that game and missed the rest of the season. Despite this, Siemian has had stints with the Bengals, the Bears, and the Saints, starting games for each of those teams. He has a total of 24 games as a starter for the Broncos in 2016 and 2017, showing more experience than Boyle.
The Jets are choosing to go with the younger Boyle as their starting QB for now. However, it is likely that they will continue to monitor Wilson’s progress and make adjustments as needed. With these changes to their quarterback situation, it remains to be seen how well this new lineup will perform on the field.