The New York Jets are reportedly releasing quarterback Tim Boyle and signing Seattle Seahawks practice squad quarterback Brett Rypien, According to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports.
Boyle, a former teammate of Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, joined the Jets in April on a one-year contract. He was released toward the end of training camp in favor of a practice squad spot, but he was quickly brought up to the active roster after Rodgers’ injury.
Boyle has been promoted to full-time starter, replacing Zach Wilson in the middle of his bench. Hoping the quarterback change would spark the offense, Boyle lasted a combined game and a half as the Jets’ starter. Over three appearances this season, Boyle finished 48-for-77 for 360 yards, one touchdown, four interceptions and nine sacks. He was pulled for Trevor Siemian midway through Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Over both his professional and college career, Boyle has never finished a single season with more touchdowns than interceptions. Boyle threw 13 interceptions to one touchdown over three years at the University of Connecticut. As a pro, Boyle has four career pass breakups and 12 interceptions over three teams.
Starting four games in four years, Brett Rypien filled in for Matthew Stafford with the Los Angeles Rams this past season. Rypien has arguably done worse than Boyle this season. In two starts, he combined for a 47.4 percent completion percentage with one interception.
This quarterback carousel comes amid reports that Zach Wilson reluctant to return to start duties. According to reports from Dianna Russini of The Athletic, the Jets want Wilson to return to the starting role, but Wilson is concerned about the change due to a perceived injury risk.
Robert Saleh tried finish the reportbut did not officially deny it.