Jets don’t commit to starting Zach Wilson in Week 12

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Jets quarterback Zach Wilson had a terrible game against the Patriots in Sunday’s 10-3 loss and he may not be getting a chance to rebound in Week 12.

Head coach Robert Saleh said at his Monday press conference that the team is not committing to starting Wilson against the Bears right now. Mike White has backed Wilson up the last few weeks and Joe Flacco started the first three games of the year when Wilson was out with a knee injury.

“Everything is on the table,” Saleh said.

Wilson was 9-of-22 for 77 yards and got sacked four times during Sunday’s loss. He then said he didn’t feel he let the defense down and his overall response to the poor outing reportedly rankled teammates. Wide receiver Garrett Wilson said that the team has to get better in the passing game because they can’t lose in games when the defense doesn’t allow a touchdown.

That response from the locker room will likely be part of Saleh’s thought process as he moves toward naming a starter this week and the fact that the Jets are considering a change is a clear illustration that things haven’t gone as planned for the second overall pick of the 2021 draft.

49 responses to “Jets don’t commit to starting Zach Wilson in Week 12

  1. Zach Wilson is a bust. He played at some tiny college against no competition, had a good orchestrated pro day and the Jets were suckers enough to draft him. Looks like hiring Saleh might have been a good move for once. Look for Jimmy Garrapolo to land there next year.

  2. Credit to Robert Saleh – this is the correct thing to do.

    Make Zach Wilson earn his spot in the lineup if he wants to keep it.

  3. Wilson has maturity issues. He needs to own his poor play but obviously feels nothing is his fault.

  4. I like Coach Saleh, who’s a smart guy. He’ll make the right move. Bench Wilson until he learns some respect and gets his game together.

  5. Looks like we’re getting an early read on first round QBs from two years ago:
    1. Lawrence: Heading the right direction
    2. Wilson: in danger of being a bust
    3. Lance: incomplete. Too soon to tell
    4. Fields: showing progress and great potential
    5. Jones: doing well but won’t get much better.

  6. Start Joe Flacco. He has the most experience out of all of the qbs on roster . This Jets defense is good, they just need someone at qb to better manage the game .

  7. It’s not all on Zach.. we saw the same thing play out in Miami last year with Tua. I blame mostly coaching. Mcvay , Pedersen, and Sean Payton would welcome Zach with open arms. Defense coaches NEVER give a QB credit. Ask TB when he was in NE.

  8. Send Zach back home to his mommy where he can collect his participation trophy and get seconds on dessert.

  9. What a difference a year makes. Last year Saleh couldn’t do anything right.

  10. If he hasn’t yet shown that he’s capable of developing into a good QB (per NFL standards), then he probably isn’t going to now.

  11. I’m pretty sure if they started White or Flacco they would have won. What a waste of a good defense.

  12. Salah is saying that just to keep the wolves at bay. He will start Wilson Sunday because he and Douglas tend to double down on thier mistakes

  13. If the Jets are serious about making a playoff run then they have to make a switch. Wilson has all the arm talent in the world but he can’t put the mental game together. NFL history is smattered with big arm high draft picks that flame out. His current attitude puts him in that category. I can’t believe Flacco has more passing TDs than him and hasn’t played since week 3. It’s looking more and more like a wasted pick. Flacco gives you the leadership and composure, Mike White gives you the heart and competitive fire, what does Wilson give you? Arm talent isn’t enough to overcome the rigors of the NFL.

  14. The Jets appear to be one Trent Dilfer away from a reasonable shot at the AFC title. I’m unsure who that might be.

  15. Will Patriots defense in last two games get two starting QBs benched and one head coach fired?

  16. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    November 21, 2022 at 6:29 pm
    If Saleh still has the receipt, he might be able to return Wilson.

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    Joe Douglas squarely on that hotseat for using two high 1st rders ln obvious busts.

  17. egomaniac247 says:
    November 21, 2022 at 9:54 pm
    Remember that time Flacco threw 4 tds earlier this season?

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  18. Fitzpatrick will sign; you just gotta ask him

    Imagine this offense with Fitzmagic under Center!

  19. Message to Saleh from Baltimore: we watched Flacco for years here and he was mediocre at best during the regular season. However, EVERY YEAR he rose up as the season wore on. Why? Because he is built for BAD WEATHER. Flacco is a big man with mammoth hands. And when the ball gets icy cold and feels like a rock for mortals, it doesn’t phase Flacco. Remember the Miracle in Mile High? Who else could have chucked the ball so far in that weather while Manning could throw beyond 20 yards that day. Point: the NY Jets play outdoors in the Northeast. If you want a chance over these next few months, give Flacco the ball. By the way, nothing rattles the guy. Yes, he has aged. Yes, he’s less mobile. And yes Baltimore let him walk. But NE let Brady walk too. There’s a reason he’s called January Joe and he represents your best chance to bring home a SB.

  20. I love this line about the Jets:

    They generated less offense in the second half Sunday (72 inches), than Mother Nature generated snow in Buffalo last week (77 inches).

  21. danceformemarionetteboy says:
    November 21, 2022 at 7:17 pm
    Trade Wilson for Wilson.

    Russ is being disrespected in Denver.

    Terrible fans.

    Nobody is trading for Russ

  22. Trade Wilson for Wilson.

    Russ is being disrespected in Denver.

    Terrible fans.

    Playing terrible will have that impact. Bronco fans would blindly run into traffic for Elway or Peyton.

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