Second-year quarterback Zach Wilson was a catastrophe within the New York Jets’ 22-17 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Despite Wilson’s struggles–a 48.8% completion share and three interceptions–Jets head coach Robert Saleh stated Monday he by no means considered benching the 2021 No. 2 total decide.
In reality, Saleh stated the Jets will persist with Wilson the remainder of the 12 months “for better or worse,” per SNY’s Connor Hughes.
This declaration is a controversial one for Jets followers. Yes, the workforce invested loads in Wilson, and he has additionally missed time as a result of accidents, so it’s comprehensible they need to give him an extended leash.
On the opposite hand, New York is 5-3, and has a roster that’s ok to safe a playoff berth within the AFC. Would Saleh and the group actually jeopardize that if Wilson continues to play poorly?
Opinions are combined:
“Another strong move by Saleh. Public support while the kid is getting pummeled today…HC is striking the right tone consistently when adversity has hit this year,” stated The Jet Report on Twitter.
Well I suppose I’ll anticipate a couple of extra wins however no playoffs,” stated a pessimistic fan.
“Saleh always protects his players publicly.. behind the scenes there has to be some type of conversation holding quarterback accountable for reckless play,” theorized Tyson Rauch of Talk Jets Radio.
“I mean I don’t disagree. You spent a #2 overall pick on him. You might as well make damn sure he’s not it before moving on,” stated 49ersZone’s Evan Sowards. “Doubt they make noise in the playoffs regardless.”
“Next week’s gonna be an absolute bloodbath,” predicted PFF’s Sam Monson.
“Next week” is a Sunday dwelling matchup in opposition to the Buffalo Bills, the very best workforce in soccer. We’ll see if Wilson can bounce again.