The New York Jets‘ Zach Wilson the experiment is over for 2023 – and the quarterback may be done for good in the Big Apple.
Jets coach Robert Saleh confirmed on Monday that Wilson will be new Yorkthe third-string quarterback for his Black Friday match with the Miami Dolphins. He also left it an open question whether Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in 2021, would return to the position. Jets in 2024, after struggling as a starter for the third consecutive season.
Saleh: Wilson was not a failure, he could still have a good career
Saleh told reporters that he still believed in Wilsonlong-term potential, and he refused to stigmatize the first Brigham Young University star as a “failure” in the NFL.
“I wouldn’t consider it a failure.” Saleh said of Wilson’s three seasons in new York.
Wilson, who was general manager Joe Douglas“, the hand-picked signal-caller at the top of the 2021 draft, has won 11 of his 31 NFL departures. The 24-year-old has thrown more interceptions (25) than touchdowns (21), and his career completion rate is below 57 percent. THE Jets had hoped that Wilson would learn from Aaron Rodgers this season, but RodgersThe Achilles injury returned Wilson to QB1 duties – which he proved incapable of handling.
Jets will ‘take care of’ Wilson’s future after season
It now seems that Wilsonthe future will not be with the Jets in any capacity whatsoever. Saleh said it would be a topic for the offseason — which is shaping up to be another long topic in new York. The Jets are on pace to miss the playoffs for the 13th straight season, the longest drought in history. NFL.
Rodgers is hopeful of training in the next two weeks before an unlikely return to action against the Washington Commanders In week 16. But even if he ultimately does not play again in 2023, Rodgers does not intend to retire in 2024 and will be designated as a starter in New York during his age-40 season.
Saleh’s comments indicate the Jets have no plans to pick up the fifth-year option on Wilson’s contract, regardless of Rodgers’ future. This means Wilson would be a free agent after 2024 and the team’s next move would be to trade or release him before the new league year.