Tim Boyle (American football)

American football player (born 1994)

American football player
Tim Boyle
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Boyle with the Lions in 2021
No. 16 – Houston Texans
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1994-10-03) October 3, 1994 (age 29)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Xavier
(Middletown, Connecticut)
College:UConn (2013–2015)
Eastern Kentucky (2016–2017)
Undrafted:2018
Career history
  • Green Bay Packers (2018–2020)
  • Detroit Lions (2021–2022)
  • Chicago Bears (2022)
  • New York Jets (2023)
  • Houston Texans (2023–present)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2023
Passing attempts:183
Passing completions:114
Completion percentage:62.3%
TD–INT:4–12
Passing yards:934
Passer rating:55.2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Timothy Kevin Boyle (born October 3, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UConn and Eastern Kentucky before signing with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He has also played for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and New York Jets.

Early years

Boyle grew up in Middlefield, Connecticut, and attended Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut, where he won three championships under head coach Sean Marinan.[1] A 3-star recruit, Boyle was the top-ranked quarterback in Connecticut his senior year, and accepted a scholarship offer from home state Connecticut over offers from Boston College, Delaware, Harvard, Houston, Maine, Massachusetts, Syracuse, and Western Michigan, as well as preffered walk-on's from Notre Dame, Oregon, Pittsburg, and Rutgers.[2]

College career

While playing for the Connecticut Huskies, Boyle started 10 games and then transferred to Eastern Kentucky, where he started all 11 games as a redshirt senior and finished first in passing yards in the Ohio Valley Conference.[3]

College statistics

Season GP Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg Lng TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg Lng TD
UConn Huskies
2013 5 59 133 44.4 621 4.7 36 0 8 71.6 27 −73 −2.7 19 0
2014 9 43 82 52.4 335 4.1 39 1 3 83.5 16 −42 −2.6 4 0
2015 11 31 60 51.7 281 4.7 25 0 2 84.3 6 −7 −1.2 4 0
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
2016 0 DNP
2017 11 201 327 61.5 2,134 6.5 50 11 13 119.4 19 −40 −2.1 7 1
Totals[4][5] 36 334 602 55.5 3,371 5.6 50 12 26 100.5 68 -162 -2.4 19 1

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+12 in
(1.92 m)
232 lb
(105 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.77 s 1.72 s 2.65 s 4.49 s 7.04 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
9 ft 9 in
(2.97 m)
16 reps
All values from Pro Day[6]

Green Bay Packers

Boyle in 2019

Boyle signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2018.[7][8] After an impressive preseason, Boyle made the 53-man roster in September 2018, as the team's third string quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers and DeShone Kizer.[9]

Boyle did not play during the 2018 regular season. He saw his first professional playing time in a regular season on October 20, 2019, during a Week 7 win over the Oakland Raiders. Boyle took over for Rodgers during the final minutes of the game after victory was assured, kneeling the ball three times for −3 yards to run out the clock.[10] He saw more extended playing time five weeks later on November 24 during a lopsided loss to the San Francisco 49ers, completing his first NFL pass to backup tight end Robert Tonyan, and finished the game 3-of-4 for 15 yards.[11]

Boyle was scheduled to become a restricted free agent following the 2020 season,[12] but the team did not extend a tender to him at the start of the new league year, so he became an unrestricted free agent on March 17, 2021.[13]

Detroit Lions

On March 22, 2021, Boyle signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions.[14] He was placed on injured reserve on September 2,[15] and activated on November 20, making his first career start in Week 11 in place of an injured Jared Goff. He completed 15 of 23 pass attempts for 77 yards, but also threw two interceptions in a 13–10 loss to the Cleveland Browns.[16] He made his second career start in a Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons with Goff sidelined due to COVID-19, completing 24 of 34 pass attempts for 187 yards and a touchdown, but also threw a loss-sealing interception with less than a minute to play on goal-to-go, losing 20–16.[17] In Week 17, against the Seattle Seahawks, he passed for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the 51–29 loss.[18]

On March 14, 2022, Boyle signed a one-year contract extension with the Lions.[19] He was released on August 30, 2022, and re-signed to the practice squad.[20][21]

Chicago Bears

On November 30, 2022, Boyle was signed by the Chicago Bears off the Lions practice squad.[22]

New York Jets

On April 6, 2023, Boyle signed with the New York Jets.[23] He was released on August 29, 2023, and re-signed to the practice squad.[24][25] He was promoted to the active roster on September 16.[26] On November 19, Boyle replaced Zach Wilson late in the third quarter and completed 7 of 14 passes for 33 yards and an interception in a 32–6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The next day, the Jets announced that Boyle would start against the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. In a 34–13 defeat, he completed 27 of 38 passes for 179 yards while throwing 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions; 1 of which was returned for a 99-yard touchdown by Jevon Holland.[27] Boyle started again in the Jets' Week 13 game against the Falcons, but was benched during the fourth quarter in favor of Trevor Siemian as the Jets lost 13–8. After going 0–2 in his starts, the Jets released Boyle on December 5.[28]

Houston Texans

On December 19, 2023, Boyle was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad.[29] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 22, 2024.[30]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A Lng TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg Lng TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2018 GB 0 0 DNP
2019 GB 3 0 3 4 75.0 15 3.8 7 0 0 80.2 5 −7 −1.4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 GB 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 13 −9 −0.7 0 0 1 11 1 0
2021 DET 5 3 0–3 61 94 64.9 526 5.6 42 3 6 63.5 2 13 6.5 14 0 0 0 1 0
2022 CHI 1 0 2 8 25.0 33 4.1 17 0 2 4.7 2 −2 −1.0 −1 0 0 0 0 0
2023 NYJ 3 2 0–2 48 77 62.3 360 4.7 36 1 4 56.2 4 5 1.3 2 0 9 64 2 0
Career 20 5 0–5 114 183 62.3 934 5.1 42 4 12 55.2 26 0 0.0 14 0 10 75 4 0

References

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  2. ^ "Tim Boyle Recruiting Profile". 247 Sports.
  3. ^ "Packers' Tim Boyle: Looks good in first pro action". CBS Sports. August 10, 2018. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tim Boyle – Football – University of Connecticut Athletics". uconnhuskies.com.
  5. ^ "Tim Boyle – Eastern Kentucky University Athletics". ekusports.com.
  6. ^ "Tim Boyle, Eastern Kentucky, QB, 2018 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
  7. ^ "Packers sign rookie free agents". Packers.com. May 4, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Wilde, Jason (August 11, 2018). "Undrafted rookie quarterback Tim Boyle unfazed by shaky resume". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved August 29, 2023.
  9. ^ Hodkiewicz, Wes (September 1, 2018). "Packers keep eight receivers: Here's the 53-man roster". Packers.com. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers – October 20th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – November 24th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  12. ^ Kruse, Zach (March 17, 2021). "Packers won't offer restricted free agent tender to QB Tim Boyle". USA Today. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  13. ^ Williams, Charean (March 17, 2021). "Darious Williams only one of 26 RFAs in NFL to receive first-round tender". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  14. ^ "Lions sign free agents QB Tim Boyle, K Randy Bullock & WR Breshad Perriman". DetroitLions.com. March 22, 2021. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  15. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. September 2, 2021. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  16. ^ "Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns – November 21st, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2023.
  17. ^ "Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons – December 26th, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2023.
  18. ^ "Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks – January 2nd, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2023.
  19. ^ "Lions re-sign QB David Blough and QB Tim Boyle". Detroit Lions. March 22, 2022. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  20. ^ Williams, Charean (August 29, 2022). "Lions cutting Tim Boyle". NBC Sports. Retrieved August 29, 2023.
  21. ^ Birkett, Dave (September 5, 2022). "Spurned by David Blough, Detroit Lions re-sign QB Tim Boyle to practice squad". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved August 29, 2023.
  22. ^ Hajduk, Gabby (November 30, 2022). "Roster Moves: Bears sign QB Tim Boyle, DL Andrew Brown". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  23. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (April 6, 2023). "Jets Sign QB Tim Boyle". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  24. ^ Lange, Randy; Greenberg, Ethan (August 29, 2023). "Final Cuts: Jets Move 31 More to Get Their Roster to 53 Players". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  25. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2023). "Jets Add 10 Players from Their Preseason Roster to the Practice Squad". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  26. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (September 16, 2023). "Jets Sign QB Tim Boyle to Active Roster, Release WR Irvin Charles". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  27. ^ Sullivan, Tyler (November 20, 2023). "Zach Wilson benched: Jets to start Tim Boyle at QB vs. Dolphins in Week 12 Black Friday game, per report". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 20, 2023.
  28. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Jets release QB Tim Boyle after two starts". NFL.com. Retrieved December 5, 2023.
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  30. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (1-22-2024)". HoustonTexans.com. January 22, 2024.

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