2. Tim Boyle, QB, NY Jets
Tim Boyle is going to be with the Jets' organization in some capacity. Even if the Jets opt not to carry three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, Boyle is essentially a lock to stick around as the de facto QB3 on the practice squad.
Saturday's game was more about Boyle proving that he deserves a place on the active roster. I'd say he did a pretty good job of proving that.
Boyle was the most efficient quarterback of the night, finishing 9-of-11 for 107 yards and two touchdowns. The veteran backup made quick decisions and controlled the game well in his lone quarter of action.
The Jets' decision to carry three quarterbacks or not will likely come down to a numbers game at other positions, but Boyle did everything he could to prove his worth on Saturday.
1. Xavier Gipson, WR, NY Jets
No player on the Jets' roster helped themselves more on Saturday than Xavier Gipson. Gipson dropped a tight-window throw from Zach Wilson early in the second quarter, but he rallied back with his most impressive performance of the preseason.
Gipson led the team with seven catches for 79 yards — the most by any Jets receiver this preseason. He also served as the team's top kick and punt returner, returning one punt for 20 yards.
With Malik Taylor sidelined due to an injury, Gipson took full advantage of the additional reps and made a strong case for a spot on the 53-man roster. He was the Jets' best wide receiver in this game — outside of Garrett Wilson, of course.
If the Jets trust Gipson as their primary return man, his roster status is all but secured. Saturday's performance was the final push he needed to solidify his roster spot.