3 standouts and 2 duds from NY Jets first two training camp practices

Which players have made an impact in training camp so far?
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Dud: Tim Boyle, QB, NY Jets

The Jets signed veteran Tim Boyle to serve as veteran depth behind Aaron Rodgers with the expectation that he could push Zach Wilson for the primary backup quarterback job.

While Wilson has been inconsistent at best so far, Boyle has arguably been even worse. Working with the third-team offense, Boyle's accuracy has been a mess, specifically when it comes to his deep balls.

The lowlight was probably a badly underthrown pass to wide receiver Malik Taylor on what was a free play since the defense jumped offside. Boyle had a long gain if he was able to hit him in stride.

The competition for the backup QB job isn't exactly off to a hot start. The Jets are praying to the football gods that Aaron Rodgers stays healthy.

Standout: Nick Bawden, FB, NY Jets

Nick Bawden missed all of last season due to injury, but there's a chance he might be able to carve out a role in the Jets' offense in 2023. As the only true fullback on the roster, Bawden has received a lot of work this summer.

The Jets have frequently deployed offensive packages with Bawden in them, and he's made a few plays through two practices. Bawden has caught a pass from Rodgers during each practice.

It isn't uncommon for teams to use basic packages when installing a new offense, but new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett does have a history of using fullbacks.

Don't be surprised if Bawden sneaks onto the Jets' 53-man roster and becomes a regular contributor on offense this season. The Jets clearly like him.