New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh wasn’t ready to say Zach Wilson would be his starting quarterback for his team’s next game.
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On Monday, the Big Apple media asked the pilot if the second overall pick in the 2021 draft was still his man.
“I have to deal with so many things right now. I will watch the video and evaluate everything,” Saleh said first.
“No, not at the moment. I won’t until I finish my assessment,” he then replied when asked if he was ready to say that Wilson would be his man for Sunday’s duel against the Chicago Bears.
Last week, the Jets were defeated 10-3 by the New England Patriots and the New York offense had just 103 yards. Wilson finished the contest with nine completions on 22 attempts for 77 yards.
After the game, the 23-year-old claimed he didn’t feel like he let his defense down. Wilson has also been criticized by many analysts for his lack of leadership after the defeat.
The BYU product has completed 55.6% of the passes he’s attempted for 1,279 yards and four touchdowns in seven games this season. He also had five interceptions and went 4-2.
Wilson had missed his team’s first three games in 2022 after suffering an injury during training camp. In his absence, it was veteran Joe Flacco who worked behind the center of the Jets. The 37-year-old center passed 58.7% of his passes for 901 yards and five majors in three games, in addition to throwing three thefts.
The organization also has quarterback Mike White in its roster. The latter has been in uniform for just one game this year and has not seen the field.