Jets’ Robert Saleh will not commit to QB Zach Wilson on Sunday
Three weeks after saying Wilson would be the starter for the rest of the season, barring injury, Saleh did not commit Monday whether the 2021 second-round pick will start Sunday. Chicago Bears.
This marked the organization’s first sign of doubt about Wilson’s status as the No. 1 quarterback.
“We will keep everything on the table for the next two days,” Saleh said.
When asked if Wilson is ready to be named this week’s starter, he said, “Not right now, until we’re done evaluating everything.”
Wilson was informed of his condition by coaches, essentially leaving him in limbo.
Mike White is next on the depth chart, and after that Joe Flacco, started the first three games as Wilson recovered from a preseason knee injury. Saleh did not rule out two quarterbacks as potential replacements.
Wilson is 5-2 as a starter, but has pitched poorly in two of his last three games, losing both. New England Patriots. He completed just nine of 22 passes for 77 yards in Sunday’s 10-3 loss. He then showed little regard for the comments that went viral. Asked if the defense failed, Wilson simply said, “No. No.”
Some defensive players were angered by the remarks, sources said.
Saleh was clearly unhappy with the way Wilson handled his post-match press conference.
“Is it a mistake? Of course,” Saleh said. “Is it something that’s going to be better? Absolutely.”
He said Wilson needs to understand that “it’s our job to take the bullets and own it,” adding, “I don’t think it’s indicative of how he feels about his team or his teammates.”
Wilson’s poor play was discussed at Monday’s team meeting, a source said. Saleh said all performances — good and bad — are discussed in team meetings.
At 6-4, the Jets remain in the playoff hunt, but aren’t getting much production from Wilson. He has just four touchdowns, one fewer than Flacco, who hasn’t played since Week 3.
Saleh emphasized that all positions will be evaluated, not just quarterback.
“When you put them on a 100-yard attack [actually, 103]I don’t care how good New England is — and they’re good — it’s unacceptable,” Saleh said. “It’s not NFL football.”
Saleh said after the game that the offensive performance in the second half (2 total yards) was “dog—.” Saleh said Monday that he has no plans to replace offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur.
Wilson faced heavy criticism after throwing three interceptions against the Patriots on Oct. 30, but he responded handsomely with a solid game. Buffalo Bills.
But Sunday’s performance was a big step back. Recipients Garrett Wilson and Denzel Mims they were clearly frustrated during the game, and Garrett Wilson he pleaded to reporters, calling the crime “sorry” without mentioning Zach Wilson’s name.
“I think we have a championship quality defense and I think we have some really good players on offense,” Saleh said. “From a schematic standpoint, I think we’re right there with everybody else. But I’m just trying to evaluate it, see how we can get this offense going a little bit.”
Wilson ranks 23rd in Total QBR (45.2) and 34th out of 34 passers in completion percentage (55.6). Predictably, all three players who made themselves available to the media on Monday expressed their faith in Wilson. He asked his level of confidence in Wilson, the guard Laken Tomlinson he said, “He’s tall. He’s our quarterback. What do you mean?”
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