Former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III He went on a long rant about his thoughts regarding Planes quarterback Zack WilsonThe current offensive battles that led to it He sits on the bench this weekend.
In Wilson’s seven games so far this season, he has completed just 105 passes out of 189 attempted, totaling two touchdown passes and five interceptions. He led the Jets to a 5-2 record in his starts.
Griffin noted that the current NFL quarterback posted similar stats but received “likes” instead of criticism like Wilson. This quarterback is leaders” Taylor HynekAnd the who started in five games While rookie Carson Wentz is out.
Heinicke completed 90 of 148 pass attempts for five touchdowns and four interceptions. In five games, he led the team to a 4-1 record.
The main difference between these two quarterbacks, Griffin said, is that Wilson was the second overall pick in last year’s draft, so there’s more pressure on him to perform well, while Heinicke was an undrafted player and expectations of him aren’t as high.
The former quarterback posted a series of nine tweets on Wednesday, which can be read in full here. At one point, he highlights a key narrative difference in regards to the quarterbacks.
“While [coach Robert] Fit Wilson sits for bad play, [coach] Heinicke doesn’t have to play well to keep the job because the whole team plays better when he starts even if he’s not,” said Ron Rivera. Griffin said. “You never hear that in the NFL. Winning matters only to Heinicke, not Wilson.
“Wilson doesn’t get credit from Saleh for playing the Jets defense but Heineke gets credit from Rivera for playing the entire Washington team,” Follow Griffin. Rivera says, “There’s something special about Taylor Hynecke” and everyone says, “What’s wrong with Zack Wilson?” “
Griffin even added stats to show how the two quarterbacks don’t perform all that different despite the narratives surrounding them being wildly contrasting.
Heinicke took credit for the Eagles win despite completing 58.6% of his passes with intensity.[erception] and a 66.9 QB rating.” Griffin Books. “You can hate Wilson’s play and his commentary on the game and still understand the inconsistency of reacting to a QB with similar results.
“High Draft picks get more scrutiny, that’s the truth,” Follow Griffin. “Whether or not you think this discrepancy is justified is up to you. I would argue Wilson should have been given more time to figure that out because he was a high draft pick and was 5-2 as a starter.”
Wilson will have more time to prove his abilities after his session is over. It is not known when the quarterback will return, but Salih indicated that the time has ticked The team is “not finished yet”.
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