Jets ‘are looking promote Zach Wilson BACK to starting role, but struggling QB is reluctant to return’ as New York’s offense falls to 31st in the NFL

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The New York Jets are reportedly considering bringing back Zach Wilson to start after his recent demotion failed to spark the team’s listless offense, but the former second-overall pick may be having second thoughts.

According to The Athletic, sources say the Jets are looking to promote Wilson, but he is reluctant to return to the starting role after struggling over the season’s first 10 weeks. The Jets remain hopeful that Wilson will change his mind, according to The Athletic’s Dianna Russini and Zack Rosenblatt.

Wilson was benched following the team’s November 19 defeat to Buffalo, but has continued to struggle with quarterbacks Tim Boyle and Trevor Siemian under center. Both Boyle and Siemian played in Sunday’s loss to the visiting Atlanta Falcons as the Jets fell to 4-8 on the season.

The third-year quarterback has notoriously struggled since replacing four-time MVP Aaron Rogers in Week 1, when the former Super Bowl winner went down with a torn Achilles. Although Rodgers continues to rehab, he previously said he won’t try to return in 2023 unless the Jets were in playoff contention, which no longer seems to be the case. 

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The New York Jets are reportedly considering bringing back Zach Wilson to the starting role