After the New York Jets lost to the Miami Dolphins on Friday, head coach Robert Saleh would not commit to a starting quarterback. Apparently, a good night’s sleep was all he needed. At his Saturday press conference, Saleh told reporters that the team would be sticking with Tim Boyle.
New York Jets Robert Saleh Sticking With Tim Boyle
Boyle stat line wasn’t atrocious. He went 27-of-38 for 179 yards, with one touchdown, and two interceptions. However, the offense felt very similar. They struggled to move the ball consistently and had back-breaking plays that gave the other team a huge advantage. It isn’t necessarily a surprise that the Jets are sticking with Boyle. At this point, they can’t go back to Zach Wilson and the only other quarterback is Trevor Siemian who probably wouldn’t be a huge upgrade. The Jets painted themselves into a corner when they didn’t address the backup position and now they are paying the price.
An Architect Of Their Own Destruction
This shows why the backup quarterback position is an essential one. While no one expected the backup to be as good as Aaron Rodgers, given the strength of the defense, the backup should’ve been able to win some games. Now the Jets are left with more questions than answers as a team. Will Saleh survive the season or will be given a pass? How much can they upgrade the roster around Rodgers? They have painted themselves into a corner and it will be interesting to see if they can fight their way out of it.
You have to feel a little bit for Saleh. He finally thought that he had a competent offense only for that to go down the drain four snaps into the season. The hope is that Rodgers comes back and this team can make a run in 2024.