With superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers getting traded to the New York Jets from the Green Bay Packers, former first-round pick Zach Wilson has taken a backseat in the Big Apple, as it is unclear what the future holds for the once-promising young quarterback.
During the upcoming 2023 NFL season, Wilson will be stuck on the bench as long as Rodgers stays healthy and produces the way he has throughout his Hall-of-Fame career in the league.
However, anything can happen in the NFL as injuries run rampant across the league each week, with the quarterback position not exempt from getting banged up as a result of hits taken.
Joy Taylor of Fox Sports believes that Wilson shouldn’t get too comfortable on the bench because Rodgers isn’t getting any younger, and the offensive line in New York has been criticized for potentially not being good enough right now, via “Speak” on FS1.
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Taylor also points out a lot of backup quarterbacks in the past that have gone on to have success once they got their shot under center, even though Wilson had all of last season to prove himself.
Along with needing to be ready in the event of an injury for Rodgers, the Jets could be a very good team resulting in the veteran often resting in the fourth quarter, which means Wilson will have his time to shine.
On the other hand, if the Jets aren’t very good because of Rodgers’ poor play, he’ll be the first option off the bench so it could be an interesting season for Wilson one way or the other.NEXT: Analyst Shares Honest Thoughts On Jets' Super Bowl Chances