It’s only been one year since the New York Jets got Zach Wilson from the 2021 NFL Draft.
However, the QB situation is New York is turning into a nightmare pattern.
The team sent Sam Darnold to Carolina last season after drafting him in 2018.
Now, the QB they got in the 2021 draft is coming off his second knee injury in the NFL.
With him recovering from injury, the Jets look to Joe Flacco to lead the team.
While most NFL teams have consistency at the QB position, it’s a nightmare pattern for the Jets.
NYJ Used Several QBs During 2021 Season
While the 2021 season began with Wilson as starting QB, it was a season filled with changes at QB.
After suffering a knee injury, Mike White took over for Wilson.
An injury to White’s hand during a game versus the Indianapolis Colts saw Josh Johnson take over.
Mike White suffers a hand injury and is relieved by Josh Johnson. White is coming off a historic game that has @jets fans giddy! We’ll see if he returns to action against the @Colts. Jets trail 14-7 in the 2nd quarter.
— Otis Livingston (@OlivingstonTV) November 5, 2021
There was yet another switch later in the season, which put Flacco in as the starting quarterback.
However, by the time Wilson was healthy, he was back playing as their starting QB.
But it doesn’t take away the horrible QB situation in New York.
Between injuries and poor play, the Jets never saw stability with their quarterback situation.
This season is starting the same, as Wilson is already out for Week 1 as he recovers from a knee surgery.
The Jets now have Flacco back in as their starting quarterback.
If the nightmare pattern continues in New York, Flacco might be out by Week 2.
Jets Quarterbacks Have Disappointed Over The Years
The Jets have missed the playoffs for 11 consecutive seasons.
The last time the Jets made it to the playoffs was when they lost to the Steelers in 2010. It’s been since then, and they have missed every playoff since 2011. In 2015, they did finish the regular season at .625 but failed to secure a spot in the playoffs.
— Hype (@DuctionsBro) February 4, 2022
Some of this comes from quarterback play that got worse each season.
However, the 2015 season was the last time the team saw good things from their quarterback.
It was a season when Ryan Fitzpatrick nearly took the Jets back to the playoff.
But he came up one game short because of a tiebreaker with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ever since then, the QB situation has been a nightmare.
That 2015 season was the last season a single quarterback started each regular season game for the Jets.
Jets Quarterback Room Is A Ghost On Gameday
Former Jets QB Sam Darnold once said he was seeing ghosts on the field playing for New York.
The New England Patriots defense has earned a nickname.
They call themselves the #Boogeymen.
That nickname is now secure after Darnold was overheard saying, “I’m seeing ghosts.” pic.twitter.com/gzdG8rdwXg
— Bradley Neowise 🇾🇪 (@bradleyneowise) October 22, 2019
However, it’s the quarterback room in New York that’s full of ghosts.
While there’s been a game or two where their quarterbacks will play well, throughout the season they don’t play well.
It’s as if they are a shell of their former selves.
Those ghosts have caused the Jets to rank in the bottom half of passing yards every year since 2015.
However, these issues are a yearly problem for the Jets.
They only have one 4,000+ yard passer in team history, with that player being Joe Namath, who passed for 4,007 yards in 1967.
The next closest was Fitzpatrick in 2015, passing for 3,905 yards that season.
But since then, only one quarterback for New York has cracked 3,000 yards in a season.
That’s why there’s a nightmare pattern at the quarterback position in New York that has them seeing ghosts.NEXT: The Jets Are Trying To Complete An Elusive September Task