3 recently added NY Jets who are already cut candidates

NY Jets, Tim Boyle
NY Jets, Tim Boyle / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA
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3. Tim Boyle, QB, NY Jets

The Jets have somewhat ignored the backup quarterback position in recent years, and that seems to be the case again going into 2023. There isn't exactly a viable backup option behind Aaron Rodgers.

Of course, the Jets hope that Zach Wilson can improve upon a disastrous 2022 season and prove to be a capable backup quarterback, but given what we've seen to this point, he just isn't right now.

That's partially why the Jets brought in some competition in the form of former Green Bay Packers quarterback, and close personal friend of Rodgers, Tim Boyle. Boyle isn't exactly an enticing option either, though.

The 28-year-old has thrown just three touchdowns and eight interceptions in three NFL starts. That's at least better than his career college stats that include one touchdown and 13 interceptions (yes, you read that right) in three years at Connecticut.

Boyle has been a subpar quarterback at every level of football, but he's the guy tasked with competing with Wilson for the backup job. Practice squad standout Chris Streveler is also in the mix, but it's hard to imagine him making the 53-man roster.

The Jets could carry three quarterbacks, as they have in recent years. If that's the case, Boyle is likely going to survive roster cuts. But if the Jets choose to only carry two quarterbacks, Boyle is as good as gone.

Perhaps the Jets would opt to keep Boyle around on the practice squad, especially with the NFL's new third quarterback rule. Either way, Boyle should not be considered a lock to make the initial 53-man roster.