The New York Jets’ playoff hopes have vanished quickly after a surprising 6-3 record in the bye week.
The Jets have now lost five straight and six of the last seven since the bye week to drop below .500 and completely out of the playoff picture.
White, who replaced former No. 2 overall pick Wilson, hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass since November 27 against the Chicago Bears.
Wilson hasn’t done much better, either, and many assume his time in New York is over.
However, Jets head coach Robert Saleh continues to show support for the former BYU signal-caller.
Saleh says the organization intends to maximize Wilson's potential come "hell or high water." #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) January 4, 2023
There it is: Saleh plans to maximize his potential come “hell or high water.”
What exactly does that mean?
This seems more like a sales pitch to teams who are interested in acquiring the young quarterback this offseason, and with the number of QB-needy teams across the league, there should be plenty of interest.
Across nine games this year, Wilson has thrown for 1,688 yards with six scores and seven interceptions, and the 2021 NFL Draft pick has yet to find success in the league.
The Jets have played four different quarterbacks this year — White, Wilson, Joe Flacco, and even Chris Streveler.
The Jets need to find a long-term answer at QB, and despite Wilson’s lackluster play, Saleh doesn’t seem to have given up on the young man.
Or, at least not publicly.
Only time will tell.