After all the excitement and hype surrounding the arrival of future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets are back to the familiar position of having to huff and puff just to have a shot at winning.
After they somehow defeated the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 following Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles injury, they fell, 30-10, on Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys.
Quarterback Zach Wilson played very poorly, completing less than half of his passes and throwing three interceptions, while New York’s running game could muster just 64 yards.
On ESPN’s “First Take,” analyst Ryan Clark said that New York has to change their offensive attack and that they have no choice but to give Wilson a chance under center.
"I cannot imagine the sadness of this locker room knowing you've gone from Aaron Rodgers to Zach Wilson."@realrclark25 says the Jets offense need to make more adjustments after losing Rodgers to injury 🎥 pic.twitter.com/zAoDlqbHCt
— First Take (@FirstTake) September 18, 2023
In his third season, Wilson, at least thus far, is clearly not the player the Jets thought they were getting when they took him with the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Granted, he was going up against what looks to be one of the best defenses in the league in the Cowboys, but it still looks like the Jets are going to have their problems on offense all season long.
Second-year wide receiver Garrett Wilson, last year’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, had 83 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, but as Clark alluded to, he will have to work extra yard to put up big numbers.
The Jets were also lauded heading into this season because of their defense, but that defense allowed Dallas QB Dak Prescott to go 31 of 38 and gave up 143 receiving yards to CeeDee Lamb.
It looks very likely they will miss the playoffs for the 14th straight time this winter.NEXT: Breece Hall Is Unhappy With His Usage During Cowboys Game