Jets sign QB Boyle, Rodgers’ former backup

The New York Jets have signed quarterback Tim Boyle, who has experience playing in offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett’s system, to a one-year contract as backup.

Boyle spent three seasons at Green Bay as backup to Aaron Rodgers, who said last month his intention was to play for the Jets this season. have been negotiating for several weeks to complete a trade that would send Rogers to New York.

Meanwhile, Boyle joins the Jets’ quarterback room. Zach Wilson has been a starter for the past two seasons, and Chris Streveler spent most of last year on the practice team.Boyle also reunited with former Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard, who signed a four-year contract with the Jets last month. do.

Boyle, 28, split between Detroit and Chicago last season and went 2/8 with 13 snaps for 33 yards and two interceptions in one game against the Bears.

Signed as an undrafted free agent from Eastern Kentucky in 2018, Boyle appeared in 11 games and completed 3 of 4 passes for 15 yards as one of Rodgers’ backups over three seasons with the Packers. Hackett worked with Boyle as Green Bay’s offensive coordinator during the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Boyle signed with the Lions as a free agent in 2021 and started three games in place of the injured Jared Goff. He signed with Chicago last November from a Detroit practice team.

A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Boyle began his college career at the University of Connecticut before transferring to Eastern Kentucky after three seasons.

He threw for 574 yards and 3 touchdowns with 8 interceptions in 17 NFL games, including 3 starts in Detroit.

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