The New York Jets were just dealt a massive blow last night.
Aaron Rodgers couldn’t even finish a drive before being carted off with a season-ending Achilles injury.
That put the team right back in the same place they were last season: stuck with Zach Wilson.
Most people would assume that they’d pick up the phone to try and get a veteran replacement to sub in for Wilson as soon as possible.
Nonetheless, HC Robert Saleh made it loud and clear that the team has no interest whatsoever in moving on from the BYU product right now, stating that they’re going to find him a backup, not a replacement (via Josina Anderson).
As far as QB options for the #Jets to add to depth, again it's reaffirmed to me just now: "Zach's our guy. We'll add a 3rd. Scouts compiling a list."
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 12, 2023
Wilson was the No. 2 pick just a couple of years ago, but he’s failed to live up to the expectations.
He wasn’t that impressive as a rookie, and was one of the worst quarterbacks in the league as a sophomore, even being booed off the field.
But Wilson is just 24 years old.
He had another offseason to work on his game, and now has one of the best mentors one could possibly ask for in Rodgers.
As crazy or risky as it may seem right now, the Jets never wanted to get rid of Wilson when they could have, perhaps hoping he’d still turn out to be a good quarterback at some point in his career.
That moment has arrived sooner than expected, and this might be his final shot to prove his worth in this league.NEXT: Aaron Rodgers Reportedly Warned Jets Coaches About Specific Play