The New York Jets have a clear hole on their roster that needs to be filled.
After a 7-10 season, that saw them just miss out on the playoffs, quarterback play seems to be their biggest issue.
The Jets drafted Zach Wilson second overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.
But if he has shown them anything to start his career, it is that he is not a franchise quarterback.
Wilson was awful this past season, throwing for 1,688 yards, six touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
He also only completed 54.5% of his passes.
There is no reason for the Jets to continue putting Wilson out there.
But, head coach Robert Saleh is not going to throw him under the bus just yet.
Saleh on Wilson: "We still have a lot of faith in him … Want to give him every opportunity to grow and develop…very confident in Nathaniel and his ability (to develop him)." #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) January 26, 2023
With Nathaniel Hackett now in the fold, maybe he could help Wilson develop into a decent starter.
Hackett spent three years as the offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers when Aaron Rodgers was at his best.
But, there is a substantial talent gap between Wilson and Rodgers.
Also, we saw what Hackett did with the Denver Broncos offense this past season, and it was not good.
The Jets have no choice but to publicly support Wilson.
He is still under contract with them for a few more seasons, and it seems unlikely that anyone will trade for him.
But, if the Jets get any chance to improve at quarterback they will most certainly take it.
The quarterback was the main thing holding them back from the playoffs this past year.
If they can improve their QB play either with Wilson or someone else, this should be a playoff team in 2023.NEXT: Jets HC Offers A 2023 QB Teaser