Second-year quarterback Zach Wilson has lost his job. As the starting quarterback for the New York Jets.
After an atrocious performance against New England Patriotsand a postgame press conference that raised more than a few eyebrows, the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft has been benched for New York’s Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears.
“BREAKING: Minutes ago during a team meeting, Jets players were informed that Zach Wilson was not starting. Sunday’s game vs. the Chicago Bearssources told ESPN.
While it’s unclear who will start against the Bears, Mike White has been the backup quarterback the past few weeks, with veteran Joe Flacco as the QB3.
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Wilson, who is 5-2 as a starter for the 6-4 Jets, has struggled to get the passing game going since returning from a preseason injury, with four touchdowns and five receptions in his seven starts. Throws an interception.
On Saturday, Wilson really struggled, completing just 9 of 22 passes for 77 yards and getting away with two throws that New England defenders should have stopped.
The Jets defense held. Patriots only three pointsBut Marcus Jones’ 84-yard punt return for a touchdown with less than 30 seconds left in the game gave New England the win.
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After the game, head coach Robert Saleh told reporters that a change at quarterback was the “furthest thing” from his mind.
But Saleh had a change of heart on Monday, telling reporters that the team was “putting everything on the table” after a review of the tape.
“Being on a plane ride, and you watch the tape, and you just see certain things, and you write notes, and it’s just me taking a step back. … Just take a deep breath and say , ‘You know what? Everything needs to be reviewed.’ “When you have 100 yards of offense, I don’t care how good New England is, and they are good, that’s unacceptable,” Saleh told reporters. “It’s not NFL football. So everything is being talked about.
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“The quarterback is part of the pile of stuff that’s been talked about, and that’s something we’ve got to find an answer to, and we’ve got to do it by Wednesday.”
Wilson has been Covered in the media. For his lack of accountability after his performance against New England.
When asked if he felt guilty about “letting the defense down,” Wilson had a short answer.
“No,” he replied before leaving the podium.
The Jets are hoping to break an 11-year playoff drought.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.