Zach Wilson and the New York Jets have had a roller-coaster of a season thus far. After losing to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football to end Week 9, the team sits at 4-4. Despite the up-and-down aspect to the season, the Jets are still without question a potential playoff contender.
Fans are beginning to have more excitement about the potential return of superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers. After tearing his Achilles just a few snaps into his Jets’ career, Rodgers has been making an amazingly fast recovery. The belief is currently that he will return to the field at some point this season.
Despite all of the hope for a Rodgers’ return, the Jets have relied on Wilson to keep them in contention. Wilson has clearly made major progress from a development standpoint and has had some very good perofmrnaues.
Even with the good games he has had, the fans have not responded well. Any single chance they get, they are heavily criticizing the young quarterback. It has gotten to a point that head coach Robert Saleh has had enough.
New York Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh Has Had Enough
In a recent quote, Saleh fired back at all of the people blaming Wilson for the Jets’ struggles. He went so far as to call those who are blaming Wilson “lazy” for their reasonings.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 7, 2023
How Has Zach Wilson Fared This Season For The New York Jets?
So far this season, Wilson has played in all eight games for the Jets. He has completed 59.9 percent of his pass attempts for 1,600 yards, five touchdowns, and five interceptions. Wilson has also picked up 130 yards on the ground.
Granted, those numbers are not amazing. He has not performed like a star, but the production has been good enough to pick up four wins. That alone should be enough to give him some grace from the fans.
Unfortunately for Wilson, the fans in New York have simply decided that he’s a bad quarterback. No matter how many good moments he has, they will never be enough to cancel out the bad moments. Hopefully, he can continue brushing the hate off and help lead the Jets to stay in contention until Rodgers gets back.