The Jets made several changes to their roster on Monday, including benching starting quarterback Zach Wilson in favor of Tim Boyle. The team also announced that Trevor Siemian, who had been on the practice squad since signing with the team, will serve as Boyle’s backup. Siemian was officially signed to the team’s active roster on Tuesday.
Siemian has some experience as a starter, having filled in for an injured Sam Darnold in a game for the Jets in 2019. However, he suffered an ankle injury early in that game and missed the rest of the season. Siemian has also had stints with the Bengals, the Bears, and the Saints, starting games for each of those teams. He has a total of 24 games as a starter for the Broncos in 2016 and 2017, showing more experience than Boyle. Despite this, the Jets are choosing to go with the younger Boyle as their starter for the time being.
In addition to these moves, the team added cornerback Craig James to the practice squad. With these changes, it looks like the Jets are shaking things up and looking to find a new direction with their quarterback position. Only time will tell if these moves will pay off and help them win more games this season.