Standout: Tim Boyle, QB, NY Jets
It's been a rough training camp for Tim Boyle, who has found himself outplayed by every other quarterback on the Jets roster. That changed on Tuesday, however.
Boyle was the man behind the two most impressive throws of the day, and they both came on the same series working with the third-team offense.
The first was a beautiful deep ball to undrafted wide receiver Jerome Kapp, who got behind the defense on a go-route for a touchdown. The second was a perfectly placed pass to fellow undrafted wideout T.J. Luther, who hauled in the long completion between two defenders.
Boyle has the edge in the QB3 competition, given his experience working with Aaron Rodgers and Nathaniel Hackett. Tuesday was a step in the right direction for Connecticut native.
Standout: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, NY Jets
Jeremy Ruckert was arguably the star of OTAs for the Jets, but he hasn't been able to make the same impact so far this summer. That was until he put together perhaps his best practice of training camp on Tuesday.
Ruckert hauled in the second of Rodgers' two touchdown passes on the day in what was the final play of practice. Working against rookie Zaire Barnes, Ruckert secured a tight-window pass from Rodgers with Barnes draped all over him in coverage.
Rodgers has quickly been developing chemistry with the Jets' tight ends this summer, as Ruckert and C.J. Uzomah both caught touchdowns from him on Tuesday. Tyler Conklin has become one of Rodgers' favorite targets as well.
Ruckert is still behind Conklin and Uzomah on the depth chart, but more performances like this one will help him force his way onto the field.