The New York Jets have acquired a Green Bay Packers quarterback
Finally! After months of waiting, the New York Jets have added a Green Bay Packers quarterback to their roster: Tim Boyle!
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Jets are signing Boyle to a one-year deal.
And that means someday between now and the end of time, he’ll reunite with this guy, too… pic.twitter.com/hIt0ddPNuU
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 6, 2023
Boyle was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Kentucky in 2018. He played three seasons with the Packers, spending the 2019 and 2020 seasons under then-Packers offensive coordinator and current Jets OC Nathaniel Hackett.
In 2021, Boyle signed with the Lions. He continued his NFC North tour in 2022 when he was claimed off Detroit’s practice squad by the Bears in November.
Boyle has played in 17 career games, including three starts with the Lions in 2021 (0-3 record). He has completed 66 of 106 passes (62.3%) for 3 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, and 574 yards (5.4 per attempt). His career passer rating is 54.5.
Yesterday, we compared Zach Wilson’s career production against the other 31 projected backup quarterbacks in the NFL and found that Wilson would be one of the least reliable backups in the league. This made it clear that New York should continue searching for more security in the back end of their QB depth chart rather than solely relying on Wilson.
Based on the signing of Boyle, it appears the Jets agreed with that sentiment. At the very least, Boyle should provide competition for Wilson – although his career body of work doesn’t inspire confidence that he is any better than Wilson.
Boyle gives the Jets another body in the QB room, but with his poor career production, he hardly solves the Jets’ lack of confidence in their backup quarterback spot behind Aaron Rodgers. Perhaps the draft can help them address that problem. If the Jets toss a high-ceiling mid-round quarterback into the mix, it would give the Jets another shot at the dartboard in hopes that someone can emerge from the pack as a reliable backup.
From here, it will be interesting to see whether the Jets stand pat with their current projected QB room of Rodgers, Boyle, Wilson, and Chris Streveler, or if they decide to add yet another signal-caller through the draft.
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