As teams around the NFL continuing to reach deals with their selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Jets have agreed to terms with sixth-round quarterback Tajh Boyd of Clemson. Boyd was the No. 213 overall pick in the draft.
Financial terms of Boyd’s deal were not disclosed.
Boyd will compete for the No. 3 spot on the roster, with Michael Vick and last year’s second-round pick Geno Smith battling it for the starting role.
Entering the season, Boyd was a promising prospect but his up and down play led to him sliding down draft boards. Add in the less than ideal size that Boyd brings to the table, and his chances to ever break into the starting line up could be an uphill battle.
However, Boyd will be a prospect and if he can ever get his consistency under control and work on improving his mechanics he could develop into a quality back up in the league.