Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay throws shade at Zach Wilson and the New York Jets offense without Aaron Rodgers at the helm, saying they look like ‘a team that wants to run the ball’

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay gave a blunt assessment of the New York Jets offense with quarterback Zach Wilson at the helm while speaking to reporters.

One reporter asked Gay what he saw on tape from Wilson and the Jets offense ahead of their game this weekend, which set him up to throw shade at New York, albeit stating his comments were not intended to come off that way. 

‘Damn, that was a hard question, I can’t lie,’ Gay said. ‘A team that wants to run the ball… That wasn’t meant to be funny or anything.’

‘But Arod [Aaron Rodgers] got hurt and it turned into a team where, like, panic mode almost.

‘That’s what I see at least. They’ve got great running backs, so know they’re just tying to pound it, pound and ground. I feel like that’s their game plan.’

Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay says the Jets offense looks like ‘A team that wants to run the ball’

Gay in uniform

New York Jets QB Zach Wilson

Gay and the Chiefs will face the Jets struggling offense in primetime on Sunday night

New York recently signed journeyman quarterback Trevor Siemian to the practice squad

New York recently signed journeyman quarterback Trevor Siemian to the practice squad

Gay went on to mention how the New York’s running backs put together a strong game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, when Jets RB Breece Hall recorded 127 yards on 10 carries and RB Dalvin Cook ran 13 times for 33 yards.

After playing all but the first for snaps of the season – the four that Aaron Rodgers played before tearing his Achilles – Wilson has gone 44 of 84 passes for two touchdowns, four interceptions and 467 yards in three games.

Wilson currently ranks last in the NFL in quarterback rating and second-to-last in QBR according to Pro Football Reference.

New York and Kansas City will face each other on Sunday night at Metlife Stadium and the Jets offense will surely be looking use Gay’s words as motivation. 

Saleh’s also changed his tone when talking about Wilson on Wednesday, coincidentally not only a day after New York signed journeyman QB Trevor Siemian to the practice squad but also after a report from ESPN stated that Saleh’s unwavering loyalty to was beginning to cause unrest amongst the Jets defensive players.

‘We all acknowledge he has to play better,’ Saleh said on Wednesday. ‘We all acknowledge that. He acknowledges that. Teammates acknowledge it. He acknowledges it himself.’