Quarterback Zach Wilson endured a torrid evening earlier than finally being benched because the New York Jets have been overwhelmed 19-3 by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday.
Wilson was booed at totally different factors all through the sport earlier than being changed by Chris Streveler within the third quarter after finishing simply 9 of 18 passes for 92 yards.
“I don’t blame them,” Wilson advised reporters when requested about followers booing. Now we have a passionate fan base, and so they’re right here to look at us rating touchdowns.
“We’re not scoring touchdowns, we’re not getting first downs, we’re not shifting the ball and, clearly, we will’t throw the ball. After all they’re going to be annoyed.”
Because the rain poured down on a wet evening on the MetLife Stadium, Wilson seemed out of types because the Jets slumped to a fourth successive defeat – one other main blow to the franchise’s playoff hopes.
The No. 2 total draft choose in 2021, Wilson has struggled for kind throughout his two seasons on the Jets.
“I simply felt like I didn’t have any rhythm on the market,” added Wilson. “I used to be simply looking for some confidence on the market on the sector, simply discover one thing to get us going – somewhat spark. I couldn’t get something there.”
Jets head coach Robert Saleh determined to switch Wilson with Streveler who had been elevated from the observe squad for Thursday’s sport.
Streveler supplied some moments of hope on his season debut, finishing 10 of 15 passes for 90 yards.
“Clearly I do know Zach was struggling, however Streveler got here in, ran a few performs, sparked the offense, bought the explosive play, and so it simply snowballed in a great way, so we needed to offer him the chance to complete the drive,” Saleh advised reporters.
“We haven’t seen the final of [Wilson]. However proper now he’s simply bought to deal with discovering methods to get higher, and we’ve bought to seek out methods to assist him.
“It’s not simply him, it’s collective, and we’ve all bought to seek out methods to get higher.”
Whereas the Jets are left licking their wounds, the Jaguars can have a good time their third straight victory as they continued their late-season surge.
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the No.1 total choose in final 12 months’s draft, accomplished 20 of his 31 passes for 229 yards and leaped in for the one landing of the sport.