The Jets made a significant change to their starting quarterback on Monday, benching Zach Wilson in favor of Tim Boyle. They also announced that Trevor Siemian, who had been on the practice squad since signing with the team, will serve as Boyle’s backup. Siemian was officially signed to the team’s active roster on Tuesday. Additionally, the team added cornerback Craig James to the practice squad.
Siemian has some experience as a starter, having filled in for an injured Sam Darnold in a game for the Jets in 2019. However, he suffered an ankle injury early in that game and missed the rest of the season. Despite this setback, Siemian has had stints with several other teams as well, including the Bengals, Bears and Saints. He started games for each of those teams and has a total of 24 games as a starter for the Broncos in 2016 and 2017. This makes him more experienced than Boyle, but the Jets are choosing to go with the younger Boyle as their starter at this time.