Quarterback Tajh Boyd had a very impressive college football career and looked poised succeed at the professional level. Sadly, he hasn’t lived up to expectations and looks like he’s on the bubble to even make the New York Jets roster. In fact, he should honestly be released by the Jets since he’s looking more and more like a draft bust.
One could make the argument that the team has not given Boyd ample time to develop, but the proof is in the tape. Throughout training camp, Boyd has consistently struggled to the point of no return. He was originally drafted to help push incumbent quarterback Matt Simms and be a developmental player. Sadly, it’s looking more and more like the Jets believe he’s so far down the learning curve that he might not be worth the investment.
He couldn’t even keep up with everything that was given to him as Simms didn’t have to solidify himself as the final quarterback on the depth chart because of how poorly Boyd has done.
In his NFL debut against the Cincinnati Bengals, Boyd put up embarrassing numbers. He went 1-for-5 for just six yards, and looked confused on the field and unable to handle the pressure of real game situations. Not only did he overthrow his receivers, but he lacked the confidence that is required by an NFL quarterback to succeed.
While Boyd is well received in the locker room for his positive and upbeat attitude, it looks like he isn’t cutting it and will need to work on his mechanics if he plans to have long-term success in professional football. The transition from college football to the pros isn’t easy, and it looks like Boyd is unfortunately finding that out the hard way.
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