How much longer are the Jets sticking with Zach Wilson? He’s been pretty terrible thus far. If they don’t make a change before long, I think Robert Saleh could lose the locker room.
If he hasn’t already. Elijah Moore was complaining about his lack of use a few weeks ago. Yesterday after the debacle in Foxboro, Garrett Wilson called the offense an embarrassment.
New York selected Zach Wilson with the second pick of the 2021 draft, but he’s done nothing yet that suggests he’s ever going to develop into a viable quarterback. They’ve won a few games by running the ball and playing defense, but they’ve been reluctant to let Wilson even get involved in games.
Moving into the second half of his second year, Wilson has played 19 complete games as a pro. He’s averaged 187 passing yards in those games, with 13 TDs and 16 interceptions.
|ZACH WILSON'S 19 FULL GAMES|
|2021||at Car.||L 14-19||20||37||258||2||1|
|2021||at Den.||L 0-26||19||35||160||0||2|
|2021||at Atl.||L 20-27||19||32||192||0||1|
|2021||at Hou.||W 21-14||14||24||145||0||1|
|2021||at Mia.||L 24-31||13||23||170||0||0|
|2021||at Buff.||L 10-27||7||20||87||1||0|
|2022||at Pitt.||W 24-20||18||36||252||1||2|
|2022||at G.B.||W 27-10||10||18||110||0||0|
|2022||at Den.||W 16-9||16||26||121||0||0|
|2022||at N.E.||L 3-10||9||22||77||0||0|
New York’s offense has gotten a lot more interesting with Wilson off the field. In their other eight games in the last two years they’ve averaged 322 passing yards, with 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. That is, they’ve thrown 3 more touchdowns in those eight games than they’ve thrown in 19 games with Wilson starting. They’ve averaged 135 more passing yards without him.
|JETS WITH OTHER QUARTERBACKS AT THE CONTROLS|
|Zach/White||2021||at N.E.||L 13-54||26||42||253||1||2|
|White/Josh||2021||at Ind.||L 30-45||34||52||412||4||1|
|Flacco||2022||at Clev.||W 31-30||26||44||307||4||0|
The Jets have at least won more with Wilson. He’s 8-12 as a starter, while their other quarterbacks have gone 2-5. But that’s due more to the defense and how they’ve called the games.
I’m ready to see somebody else. They’ve got those nice receivers – Garrett Wilson, Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and others. They need to get a quarterback on the field who gives them a better chance to shine.
If they make a change, it likely will be for Mike White. Joe Flacco started their first three games, but the Jets promoted White ahead of Flacco about a month ago.