NY Jets offensive grades for preseason Week 2 loss

How did the Jets' offense fare against the Bucs?
NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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Tim Boyle, QB, NY Jets: D

We started with the good — now we need to discuss some of the bad. First on the list of negatives is third-string quarterback Tim Boyle.

Boyle was brought in this offseason because of his veteran backup experience and familiarity with Rodgers and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, as Boyle served as Rodgers's backup for two seasons under Hackett. Many around the league thought Boyle would even be the backup this year, with Wilson relegated to third string.

What we've seen this preseason has been extremely concerning, though, as Boyle seems to struggle every time out there and has failed to challenge Wilson at all. Much of that is because Wilson has truly looked much better, but Boyle has also just been that bad.

Against Tampa Bay, Boyle finished 13-of-24 for 106 yards and an interception, only posting a 48.3 quarterback rating. The interception was a really bad one as well.

With the Jets driving down the field poised to take the lead, Boyle threw a terrible pass into the end zone that was intercepted for a touchback. They would never come close to taking the lead again.

For the preseason, Boyle is now 28-of-45 for 251 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Although that might not look terrible, remember, much of his playing time is against third-string defenses or players that will be cut before the end of the summer.

For someone with legitimate NFL experience and legitimate backup experience, Boyle needs to look better.