All the New York Jets are trying to do is stay afloat in the AFC. If the Jets can stay relevant in the playoff race long enough, those around the team truly believe that Aaron Rodgers is going to be able to take over the quarterback position in enough time to push them to a playoff run.
Despite the feeling that the Jets are still in the thick of things, they have lost two in a row, and their current QB, Zach Wilson, is suspected to be one of the reasons why they have not found a win lately. However, head coach Robert Saleh is not one of those people who believe the blame belongs on the shoulders of Wilson.
On Monday, Saleh actually reassured his belief in Wilson despite others calling for the QB’s job and gave the young passer a shot of confidence in his latest press conference.
Robert Saleh Believes Zach Wilson Is Playing Well
While meeting with reporters on Monday, Saleh took the opportunity to throw his support behind his QB and snuff out any rumors of a change at the position at the same time.
“He’s actually playing pretty well,” Saleh said. While not many believe this to be true, for Wilson’s sake, it is the right person in the building to hold that belief.
It may just be coach speak, but Saleh’s words make it clear that the Jets do not plan to make a move at quarterback right now and may stick with Wilson until the hopeful day that Rodgers can suit back up. Whether that ends up being the right call or not is something that will be sorted out by the end of the season.
Looking at Zach Wilson’s Struggles
Even if Saleh doesn’t want to say it, there is no way around the fact that Wilson has struggled and hamstrung the Jets offense at times this season.
Through the first nine games of the season, Wilson’s stats have been nothing to write home about. Wilson has tallied 1,863 passing yards on 59.8% completion, as well as five touchdowns and six interceptions. It has been tough sledding at times for the Jets’ offense, and as a result, the team is only averaging 14 points a game so far this season.
The feeling was that the defense was always going to be the strength of this group, but it is tough to win in the NFL when your offense is unable to hold its weight.