Tim Boyle is apparently going from NFL starting quarterback to unemployed in the span of two days. The Jets will release the veteran quarterback and replace him on the roster with Seahawks practice squad quarterback Brett Rypien per Josina Anderson.
I’m told the #Jets are signing QB Brett Rypien off of Seattle’s practice squad and are releasing Tim Boyle, per source.— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 5, 2023
Cutting a quarterback days after he starts a game is unusual but not unprecedented. The Jets did just that four years ago with Luke Falk. Much like Falk, Boyle’s performance was poor enough for him to play his way off the roster. The bigger question is arguably why the Jets thought he was worth the roster spot to begin with given his subpar NFL and even college career statistics.
Taking his spot is Rypien. The Boise State product has 4 career starts in the NFL, ironically two of which have come against the Jets. He started his career with the Broncos, playing with Nathaniel Hackett last year. After Aaron Rodgers’ injury in September, there were rumors the Jets were interested in signing Rypien who was then on the Rams practice squad. The Rams quickly called him up to the active roster. He started a loss to the Green Bay Packers and then was let go when he caught on with Seattle.