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Talk of Tajh Boyd changing positions is premature

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Jets coach Rex Ryan recently declined to rule out the possibility of moving quarterback Tajh Boyd to a new position.  In response, Boyd expressed no interest in moving to a new position.

I can’t see myself playing another position,” Boyd said Saturday, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.  “If it happens, I guess I’ll make the most out of it.  But I just really can’t see that happening.”

It’s a premature topic.  And it’s a subject that may never become relevant.  Per a league source, Ryan was simply applying coachspeak when answering a reporter’s question regarding the possibility of moving Boyd.

“No head coach will close the door on anything,” the source said.  “He hadn’t considered it.  He was just answering a question.”

And so while it remains impossible to rule out a potential move at some point, it’s not something the Jets are currently considering.  Boyd was drafted eight days ago as a quarterback.  That’s what he is.  Whether he ends up being something else in the future is a subject for the future.

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16 Responses to “Talk of Tajh Boyd changing positions is premature”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: May 18, 2014 12:28 PM

    There is little chance of Tajh changing positions. He will remain seated.

  2. bornahawker says: May 18, 2014 12:31 PM

    Dude is NOT a pro QB. Error prone in college and a wasted pick. O’Canada lyrics are certainly in this dudes future. Desperate teams do desperate things. Arena league is also calling.

  3. 700levelvet says: May 18, 2014 12:43 PM

    The Jets will always be a complete mess…

  4. corkspop says: May 18, 2014 12:57 PM

    By week one, Vick will be the starter, Smith will be his back-up and Boyd will have shown himself to be a very competent No. 3. In 2015, one of them will be gone and the Jets will be pretty solid at QB.

  5. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: May 18, 2014 1:13 PM

    Whoa, look at that compact throwing motion. Part Randy Johnson, part Byron Leftwich.

  6. cardiovascularendurance says: May 18, 2014 1:14 PM

    I don’t think that’s the way an NFL Quarterback is supposed to throw the ball.

  7. zackd2 says: May 18, 2014 1:19 PM

    Switch to what position?

    A 6’1 TE/WR? Uh pretty sure there are 250 guys drafted each year, probably have 75 TE/WR to pick from who have physical attributes and experience catching, route tree, etc.

  8. Pittsburgh Nation Wins Super Bowls says: May 18, 2014 1:30 PM

    He couldn’t play any other position.

  9. naes says: May 18, 2014 2:29 PM

    He downside to Michael Vick is that you have to change your offense for him and he’s injury prone. Which means when he inevitably gets hurt you need to run a whole new offense with the backup. Boyd can likely run the same offense as Vick. He’s a good pickup for the Jets. Now Vick can beat Geno out in camp and there isn’t that two systems scenario to worry about.

  10. bassplucker says: May 18, 2014 3:57 PM

    Based on that pic, he has a little work to do on his technique. What he’s doing there is good for about 6 or 7 strips a year in this league.

  11. wallabear says: May 18, 2014 4:05 PM

    Just watched the 2012 Orange Bowl yesterday with Geno/WV vs. Tajh/Clemson and it was not pretty at all for Boyd, who made two (2) turnovers back-to-back: Boyd threw an INT, then a minute later, fumbled for a WV recovery. Geno is The Man, having scored six (6) TDs in that game, thanks-in-part to Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin. Tajh Boyd reminds me a lot of EJ Manuel: “looks the part” but lacks the actual skills for penultimate (The Big Game) success.

  12. scvtgrn says: May 18, 2014 4:13 PM

    Boyd doesn’t have the courage to play quarterback. Why would anyone think he can play a different position? Not tough enough wont last long in the NFL.

  13. dlk47823 says: May 18, 2014 4:35 PM

    He was the 11th of 12 picks, just another body for camp. Nothing to see here folks, move along

  14. jimmy53 says: May 18, 2014 6:43 PM

    It’s a fairly low risk-high reward pick for the Jets. But let’s be serious–he had some pretty glaring accuracy issues in college. He also had a tendency to wilt whenever the chips were on the line—see the most recent FSU game or any South Carolina game.

  15. mackcarrington says: May 18, 2014 7:22 PM

    Sanchez and Tebow are gone but the Jets still remain a circus. Oh, Rex Ryan is still there.

  16. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 18, 2014 8:20 PM

    What else could he possibly play? If Jets don’t like him as a QB then they shouldn’t have drafted him.

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