Following the New York’s 15-10 loss to the New England Patriots, Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced that the team will continue moving forward with Zach Wilson as the starting quarterback despite another putrid performance.
‘Right now, he gives us the best chance to win. So that’s basically the cleanest answer I could give you,’ Saleh said of his third-year QB during the post-game press conference.
The Jets went 2 for 14 on third down, a week after going 1 for 10 in those situations in a 30-10 loss at Dallas. New York was outgained 358 yards to 171 by New England and had just 12 first downs and averaged a measly 2.8 yards per play while losing its 15th straight meeting with its AFC East rival.
Wilson, making his second start in place of the injured Aaron Rodgers, was 18 of 36 for 157 yards. He didn’t throw any interceptions but couldn’t get the offense moving much once again.
‘It starts with me,’ the third-year quarterback said. ‘I’ve got to find a way to be better.’
Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced that Zach Wilson will remain the starting QB
Wilson put forth another putrid performance in his second game starting for Aaron Rodgers
‘Yeah, he’s fine,’ Saleh continued on to say of Wilson.
‘Even with Aaron at quarterback, we knew that there was going to be some hiccups along the way because of the new offense, new play caller, new O-line, just new players all over the offensive side of the ball.’
‘And now you´ve got this curveball that was stuck to us. And so they´re acclimating and they´re going to get better, but it´s still very early in the season.’
New York had been pegged as a potential Super Bowl contender before Rodgers was lost for the season due to a torn Achilles and the drastic drop off from what fans expected to see from the offense has led to loads of frustration after Wilson has continued to putting forth the poor performances that led to him being benched and replaced as the starter in the first place.
NY suffered a 15-10 loss to the New England Patriots and after the poor offensive showing
Jets legend Joe Namath took to X to voice his frustrations while multiple players appeared to angrily voice their opinions on the sidelines during the game.
‘Keep believing, man,’ Wilson said he’d tell fans.
‘I truly believe we’ve got the guys. We’re going to keep doing everything we can to get better. We understand the frustrations.’
‘It’s not fun to go three-and-out. It’s not fun to not establish drives and play football and score touchdowns. We understand that. We’re doing everything we can. We’re going to get better.’