The Zach Wilson era with the New York Jets has likely concluded, with head coach Robert Saleh announcing Tim Boyle as the starting quarterback on Monday. However, the Jets recently made another move regarding the quarterback room, effectively squashing any chance Wilson could see the field if anything happens to Boyle. Per NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Jets have signed quarterback Trevor Siemian to their active roster.
Saleh announced Siemian as the backup to Doyle in Week 12, but New York made the move official on Tuesday. Siemian signed to the Jets’ practice in late September.
New York Jets QB Trevor Siemian: Suiting Up for the First Time This Weekend
Quarterback Trevor Siemian played with the Cincinnati Bengals during the preseason, throwing no touchdowns against two picks before being released. However, the New York Jets sought his services in late September, just two weeks after star quarterback Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles in the first quarter of the season’s first game.
Siemian started one game for the Chicago Bears in 2022, going 14-of-25 for 179 yards, a touchdown, and a pick in a 31-10 loss to the Jets. The Northwestern product started four games with the New Orleans Saints in 2021. He played effectively despite his team going 0-4 during that span, throwing for 11 touchdowns against three interceptions. The Florida native spent the 2019 campaign with the New York Jets but only attempted six passes.
Siemian, a seventh-round draft choice in 2015, spent his first three seasons with the Denver Broncos. He was a member of the Super Bowl-winning team as a rookie, backing up Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. However, the six-foot-three signal-caller played a heavy amount the next two seasons, starting 24 games while throwing 30 touchdowns to 24 interceptions.
New York Giants: QB Depth Chart Heading Into Week 12
With former first-round pick Zach Wilson heading to the bench, Tim Boyle will get a chance to lead the Jets offense on Friday against the Miami Dolphins. Boyle has thrown three touchdowns against nine interceptions in his five-year NFL career. He came in for Wilson late during last Sunday’s embarrassing 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills, going 7-of-14 for 33 yards and a pick. Boyle started his college career at Connecticut, tossing just one touchdown to 13 interceptions before transferring to Eastern Kentucky. The 29-year-old threw 11 touchdowns to 13 interceptions as a senior.
Trevor Siemian will dress as the backup to Boyle, with Wilson as the third string. Wilson’s benching comes on the heels of a disappointing second NFL season. He has thrown just six touchdowns in ten games this season, including two in his last six. Wilson only saw extended playing time due to the injury suffered by offseason acquisition Aaron Rodgers. The four-time MVP threw just one pass this season before landing on the injured reserve (IR). However, he plans to return this season despite the severity of his injury.