FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets coach Robert Saleh is wavering on his dedication to Zach Wilson, organising a attainable quarterback change this week.
Three weeks after saying Wilson can be the starter for the rest of the season, barring damage, Saleh was noncommittal Monday on whether or not the 2021 second general choose will begin Sunday towards the Chicago Bears.
This marked the primary trace of doubt from the group about Wilson’s standing because the No. 1 quarterback.
“We’re preserving every little thing on the desk over the subsequent couple of days,” Saleh stated.
Requested if he is ready to call Wilson as this week’s starter, he stated, “Not proper now, not till I am finished evaluating every little thing.”
Wilson was knowledgeable of his standing by the coaches, basically leaving him in limbo.
Mike White is subsequent on the depth chart, adopted by Joe Flacco, who began the primary three video games as Wilson recovered from a preseason knee damage. Saleh did not rule out both quarterback as a possible substitute.
Wilson is 5-2 because the starter, however he performed poorly in two of the previous three video games — each losses to the New England Patriots. He accomplished solely 9 of twenty-two passes for a career-low 77 yards in Sunday’s 10-3 loss. Afterward, he confirmed little accountability with feedback that went viral. Requested if he let down the protection, Wilson stated merely, “No. No.”
Some defensive gamers have been upset by the remarks, sources stated.
Clearly, Saleh wasn’t blissful by the way in which Wilson dealt with his postgame information convention.
“Is it a mistake? Positive,” Saleh stated. “Is it one thing he’ll be higher from? Completely.”
He stated Wilson wants to grasp “it is our job to take the bullets and personal it,” including, “I do not assume it is indicative of how he feels about his group or his teammates.”
Wilson’s poor sport was mentioned in Monday’s group assembly, a supply stated. Saleh stated all performances — good and dangerous — are talked about in group conferences.
At 6-4, the Jets are nonetheless within the playoff hunt, however they are not getting a lot manufacturing out of Wilson. He has solely 4 landing passes, one fewer than Flacco, who hasn’t performed since Week 3.
Saleh emphasised that each place, not simply quarterback, will probably be evaluated.
“While you put up 100 yards of offense [actually, 103], I do not care how good New England is — and they’re good — it is unacceptable,” Saleh stated. “It is not NFL soccer.”
A seething Saleh stated after the sport that the offensive efficiency within the second half (2 complete yards) was “canine s—.” Saleh stated Monday he has no plans to switch the playcaller, offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur.
Wilson got here underneath heavy criticism after throwing three interceptions Oct. 30 towards the Patriots, however he responded properly with a strong sport in an upset of the Buffalo Payments.
However Sunday’s efficiency was a giant step backward. Receivers Garrett Wilson and Denzel Mims have been clearly pissed off through the sport, and Garrett Wilson ranted to reporters, calling the offense a “sorry” unit with out mentioning Zach Wilson’s identify.
“I feel we have got a championship-quality protection and I feel we have got actually good gamers on offense,” Saleh stated. “From a schematic standpoint, I feel we’re proper there with everybody else. However I am simply making an attempt to guage to see how we will get this offense going slightly bit.”
Wilson ranks twenty third in Complete QBR (45.2) and thirty fourth out of 34 certified passers in completion proportion (55.6). Predictably, the three gamers made out there to the media Monday expressed religion in Wilson. Requested his confidence stage in Wilson, guard Laken Tomlinson stated, “It is excessive. He is our quarterback. What do you imply?”