The New York Jets made a decision to bench Zach Wilson during Week 11’s game against the Buffalo Bills, with Tim Boyle taking over for the next two games. However, Boyle failed to provide the spark the franchise was hoping for and was later benched in Week 13, with Trevor Siemian replacing him. With five straight losses, the Jets currently stand at 4-8 and are likely out of the playoff race.
Dianna Russini of The Athletic reported that the Jets are planning to reinstate Zach Wilson as their starting quarterback for Week 14, although Wilson seems reluctant to step back in. Wilson has faced criticism for his performances and has expressed a preference to sit out this year. However, with Aaron Rodgers’ injury, he was forced to play this season and appeared unprepared for the opportunity.
In comparison to Boyle and Siemian, Wilson has thrown for 1,944 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions with a passer rating of 73.8 in 10 games this season. The upcoming game against the Houston Texans in Week 14 will provide an opportunity to see if Wilson can rise to the occasion.
As for Rodgers, the veteran quarterback is back practicing with the team but is not expected to play this season due to his Achilles injury. With the Jets unlikely to make the playoffs, there’s little reason for the franchise to rush Rodgers back. Instead, they may focus on giving Wilson more opportunities to prove himself.
In conclusion, the Jets are navigating a complex situation with their quarterbacks, and the decisions made in the coming weeks will have significant implications for the team’s future.