Once again, the New York Jets will be piloted by Zach Wilson.
The third-year quarterback will again be starting under center after Aaron Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles in their season opener after getting off just one pass attempt.
To this point in his career, Wilson hasn’t amounted to much, if anything, but head coach Robert Saleh has given him ownership by saying it’s his team now, per Adam Schefter.
Robert Saleh: “This is Zach (Wilson)’s team.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2023
Wilson didn’t do too badly on Monday against the Buffalo Bills, completing 14 of 21 passes and doing his part to help the Jets earn a miraculous 22-16 overtime victory.
They largely did it with defense, as they harassed Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen into three interceptions and forced a total of four turnovers.
Last season, New York ranked fourth in both points and total yards allowed, and they should be able to continue that same type of prowess this year.
But for them to earn a playoff spot, Wilson will have to blossom and raise his game.
Including Monday’s contest, he owns a career pass completion rate of 55.6 percent and has thrown a total of 16 touchdown passes and 19 interceptions.
He has not exactly lived up to the billing of being the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, even though he put up strong numbers in his final season at Brigham Young University.
For the moment at least, the Jets’ long history of bad luck continues with perhaps no end in sight after decades of losing and overall ineptitude.NEXT: Former No. 2 Overall Pick Appears To Send Message To The Jets