Complete quarterback chaos at the New York Jets: Zach Wilson is reportedly set to take over again after all. But he is not enthusiastic
If the New York Jets had been told the quarterback story of the season in advance, they would probably have laughed in disbelief. The QB chaos surrounding “Gang Green” sounds too crazy.
But the franchise hasn’t felt like laughing for a while now. Because the story is real and becomes a never-ending saga. With crazy twists and turns.
The latest plot twist according to “The Athletic”: The Jets now want to make Zach Wilson the starter again. But he is hesitant. Which you can’t even blame the 24-year-old for.
He was demoted to number two before the season after the signing of superstar Aaron Rodgers, but then stepped in again when Rodgers ruptured his Achilles tendon in the first game
No consistency in the offense
Wilson didn’t bring consistency to the offense, the former No. 2 pick was eventually waived in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills during the game.
All things considered, he led his team to three wins in nine starts and was criticized time and again. He then took the maximum punishment and was only the inactive emergency quarterback as number three. You can’t really fall any lower than that in the course of a season.
Tim Boyle took over, but he’s clearly not the solution either, totaling 360 yards, one touchdown pass and four (!) interceptions since taking over as playmaker. He was replaced by Trevor Siemian in the second half of the recent 8-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Robert Saleh thus gave up his second starter. The horror record: In the past eight games, the Jets have averaged less than two touchdowns per game.
“He’s always under consideration,” Saleh hinted at a possible return for Wilson on Sunday. “In what way – I’m not there yet.”
A switch to Siemian would mean the Jets would use four different starters in a season for the first time since 1989. It’s already pure desperation. A return to Wilson would be the final crown of embarrassment.
It is therefore not surprising that Wilson is apparently hesitating. According to “The Athletic”, those responsible are currently thinking about the next steps