Zack Wilson2 in the 2021 NFL Draft, will not start Sunday’s game for Planes Bears coach Robert Saleh said on Wednesday. This move was first reported before ESPN’s Adam SchefterA source later confirmed the move Sports Illustrated.
During a team meeting Wednesday, Jets players were informed that Wilson would not be underpositioned to start for the team’s home game against Chicago, Shifter reports. Wilson is 5-2 as a starter for the Jets this year, but the team has been buoyed by its defense as Wilson has struggled individually.
Wilson’s struggles came to a head in a Week 11 10-3 loss to the Patriots. He completed just 9 of 22 passes for 77 yards in the game and was sacked four times.
“Zac’s career here is far from over,” Saleh said Wednesday in an interview with SNY’s Connor Hughes. “…that doesn’t put a nail in his coffin.”
Valid He admitted to being “irritated” in the locker room After Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. After his grueling performance, Wilson said he didn’t think The offense—which recorded 103 yards from scrimmage—gave up to the team’s defense.
after the game, SNY reported that Wilson rubbed many of his colleagues the wrong way by acting “like he’s not the problem.”
On the year, the former BYU star completed just 55.6% of his throws for 1,279 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions in the games. His completion percentage is similar to that of his rookie campaign in 2021, when he threw for 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 13 games, going 3-10 as a starter.
The Jets will start with Mike White on Wilson and veteran Joe Flacco against Chicago, Salih said Wed. Flacco started the season as New York’s starter with Wilson injured for the first three weeks of the regular season, but White recently replaced him as QB2 on the Jets depth chart.
At six to four years old, the Jets are in the mix for great standing in the AFC, though the AFC East is one of the NFL’s most competitive divisions this year. They have the same record as the Patriots, and are one game under both the Dolphins and Bills to lead the division.
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