Although the New York Jets‘ defeats are already starting to mount, head coach Robert Saleh has no plans to remove Zach Wilson from his position as the team’s starting quarterback. After Sunday’s 15-10 loss to the New England Patriots, Saleh maintained his support for the third-year quarterback.
“He is our unquestioned quarterback. He’s not the reason why we lost yesterday, it’s always a team effort.”Robert Saleh
Wilson struggled for most of the game and could not complete a single touchdown pass. The Jets have dropped two straight games since shocking the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. Things have rapidly become worse since then. Throughout Sunday’s loss, Jets legend Joe Namath tweeted about Wilson and the coaching staff on social media.
Wilson threw for 157 yards on 18 of his 36 attempts. Additionally, he was fired three times. In contrast to his first two games of the season, Wilson didn’t throw an interception on Sunday. However, his decision-making has still been lackluster in games this year.
The MetLife Stadium crowd heckled the former first-round choice, who later accepted responsibility for the offense’s struggles.
As long as the Jets struggle, Wilson will continue to be the subject of attention and pressure. With names circulating like Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan, and other veterans expressing interest in joining the Jets quarterback room, it seems as though the organization is content with keeping Wilson as the starter.
Aaron Rodgers has the possibility to return this season during the playoffs if the Jets are able to make it there. However, the optics of getting that done seem harder and harder after every week.