Robert Saleh on Zach Wilson: He doesn’t flinch

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Zach Wilson wasn’t perfect in his first start of the 2022 season, but the Jets quarterback delivered a win.

The Jets trailed 20-10 in the fourth quarter before Wilson led them on a pair of touchdown drives that resulted in a 24-20 road win for the AFC East club. Wilson was 10-of-12 for 128 yards and a touchdown during a comeback that was capped off by Breece Hall‘s touchdown run in the final minute.

After the game, Wilson said it was an “ugly win” but ” some of the most fun I’ve had playing football.” Head coach Robert Saleh focused on Wilson’s ability to come through in the clutch after throwing two interceptions and watching the Steelers score 20 straight points after the Jets took an early lead.

“The young man doesn’t flinch,” Saleh said, via Rich Cimini of

Both of the Jets’ wins this season have come via furious comebacks in the fourth quarter and that’s not going to be a winning strategy over the long term. Finding a way to get Wilson’s fourth quarter heroics to show up all afternoon would be a better strategy and we’ll see if the Jets can employ it against the Dolphins next weekend.

5 responses to “Robert Saleh on Zach Wilson: He doesn’t flinch

  1. Zach Wilson made some big time plays to end that game and looked very composed.

    The improved WR core and RB room should help him out immensely this year. They need to now get that O-Line going since its been really bad, largely due to injuries – credit to him for managing to only get sacked once and finding ways to escape all the pressure.

  2. Future Hall of Famer (according to EVERY media sports expert) head coach Mike Tomlin had 10 days to prepare for this game. That’s just how good he is.

  3. 3 teams in the AFCE have a QB and atleast a shot every game, and then you have the dumpster fire last place patriots with no QB and no chance, a terrible team ever since Brady stopped carrying them and covering up for all of belichick’s terrible roster decisions.

  4. This Jets team has stones, they play hard every play and are getting better. They also have some exciting young talent. I really hope Wilson can become a consistent every week starter, if he can, this team will be playoff bound before you know it.

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