On Monday, the Jets made a change at starting quarterback, replacing Zach Wilson with Tim Boyle. They also announced that Trevor Siemian will serve as the backup to Boyle. The team formally signed Siemian to their active roster on Tuesday, after he had been with the team since signing with the practice squad after Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles injury.
In addition to Siemian, the Jets also announced the signing of cornerback Craig James to the practice squad. James has previously played for several teams, including the Bengals and Bears, and made four starts with the Saints in 2021. However, he has not played in an NFL game since then. Despite his experience and success in Denver, the Jets have decided to go with the younger Boyle at this time.
Siemian previously started one game for the Jets in 2019, but was injured early and missed the remainder of the season. He has also made appearances with several other teams in recent years, including four starts with the Broncos in 2016 and 2017. The team believes that Boyle’s youth and potential make him a better fit for their current situation.