3 NY Jets who should be benched or fired after Black Friday meltdown

Find out why the New York Jets' offense is struggling and what changes they need to make to improve.

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The New York Jets are now on a four-game losing streak after the Black Friday meltdown against the Miami Dolphins. Benching Zach Wilson didn't do anything for Nathaniel Hackett's offense, and the seats should be getting warmer each week. It's not all on the former second-overall pick, as New York's offense is outright terrible. Aaron Rodgers is looking to return mid-December this season, but it might not be ideal to do with everything spiraling out of control.

New York is averaging only 291 yards on offense per game, which ranks last in the entire NFL. The Jets rank 31st in passing yards, on top of being ranked 28th in rushing yards this season. Hackett's offense is the worst at converting third downs this season, as they convert 24.1% of the time.

Offensively, the Jets are lost. It's unfortunate, considering how talented their defense is. They've picked off Tua Taagovailoa, Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen, and Patrick Mahomes multiple times when they faced them this season.

As great as their defense is, it doesn't matter. Head coach Robert Saleh can't win without a competent offense, and he hasn't had one since he was hired three seasons ago. Hackett was supposed to elevate the Jets offense this season, but without Rodgers, his scheme isn't pretty.

With that being said, changes need to happen. New York is a long shot to make the postseason this season, but they still have Rodgers aiming for a return. They would likely need to win out the rest of the way, but for that to happen, the Jets need to shake things up.

3. Bench Tim Boyle

Almost the entire Jets fanbase thought that Wilson was the problem, and they are right on that. Does Boyle's terrible Week 12 performance help his case? Of course, but Boyle is a journeyman QB who no one expected to light it up.

In his first start with the Jets, Boyle completed 27/38 passes for 179 yards. He threw a touchdown to Garrett Wilson, but he also had two interceptions, and two fumbles, on top of taking seven sacks. Boyle also looked lost trying to stop Dolphins safety Jevon Holland from returning an interception to the endzone.

New York doesn't have to turn to Boyle or Wilson, as they have another QB they can give the ball to. Trevor Siemian isn't a Pro Bowler, but he might be the best option until the 4x MVP is ready to go. Looking back on it, they probably should've given him the nod earlier in the season.

In five seasons, Boyle has only started three games going into the Black Friday game. Including yesterday's game, the journeyman QB has just four career passing touchdowns. Siemian, on the other hand, has started 30 games and thrown 42 passing touchdowns throughout his career.

Those numbers aren't eye-popping, but they're much better than both Boyle's and Wilson's numbers. With six games left to go the Jets don't have much time to turn things around, and they likely won't.

In the past New York might look to tank the rest of the way, but they want to set themselves up to win next year. Getting a high draft pick is nice, but establishing a winning culture is what the Jets should be focused on right now. Even though Boyle just got his opportunity, it might be best to put him back on the bench for the remainder of the season.