New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh had lastly seen sufficient of quarterback Zach Wilson on Sunday.
After weeks of sub-par quarterback play and a cussed refusal to make a change, Saleh lastly lifted Wilson from the lineup in the course of the Jets’ ugly 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Payments.
Wilson was changed by veteran Tim Boyle.
On one hand, the choice to interchange Wilson with Boyle did show what Saleh has been saying all alongside. The Jets’ issues on offense go far past Wilson. Boyle accomplished simply 7-of-14 passes for 33 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.
That’s shockingly worse than what Wilson did, as he accomplished 7-of-15 passes for 81 yards a landing and an interception.
Regardless of who the quarterback was the road performed poorly. There have been turnovers, fumbles, dropped passes and there was by no means any menace of a giant play. The Jets’ greatest passing play of the day got here on a faux punt within the second quarter when neither quarterback was on the sphere.
It is nonetheless comprehensible that the Jets felt they wanted to make a change. The Wilson-led offense has been a non-factor following the harm to Aaron Rodgers. Worse but, the offensive dysfunction has wasted among the best defenses within the NFL.
The query is the place the Jets plan to go from right here. Even when Rodgers is ready to return this season (which nonetheless appears unlikely) he’s nonetheless weeks away from taking the sphere. By then, the Jets would in all probability be out of the playoff race.
Saleh wouldn’t decide to a starter for Friday’s recreation in opposition to the Miami Dolphins, resulting in hypothesis that it may be Boyle who will get the beginning.
It’s in all probability a no-win state of affairs at this level. Wilson has confirmed over the previous three years that he’s not the reply or an upper-level NFL quarterback. However neither is Boyle for that matter, as he has barely regarded like an NFL-caliber quarterback in his transient enjoying time.
The Jets thought they had been going to be Tremendous Bowl contenders this season. Rodgers was supposed to steer an improved offense to enhance an elite protection. His harm has ruined all of these plans.