Coach Robert Saleh made the shocking announcement at a team meeting this morning, later confirming to reporters: Mike White on sunday chicago bears at MetLife Stadium. Joe Flacco Become the second quarterback. Wilson becomes inactive.
It’s a significant shift in direction for an organization that’s had almost everything coordinated around Wilson since he was drafted No. 2 overall in 2021. This raises questions about the future of the quarterback position.
Saleh said he would like to face Wilson again this season.
“Zach’s career here isn’t over,” Saleh said. “I know it’s going to be a story and I know everyone wants to scream it, but it’s not even close to being true. The full intention is that Zach will be playing football this season.” It’s about making sure I get back on the field.I’ll make that decision.I make it every day.”
Of course, if White succeeds, it opens the door to potential quarterback controversy.
“For him, some basic, basic things really went wrong,” Saleh said. It’s just an opportunity to find a way to reconnect with all the different things we’ve fallen in love with, and that’s what I feel he can do.”
The Jets (6-4) have moved into winning mode, hoping to end their 11-year playoff slump. They believe their defense is championship-grade and don’t want to waste this opportunity on the shaky quarterback play.
Saleh met with Wilson on Monday and told him he was evaluating the quarterback position, later telling reporters the same thing. , the disapproval was significant.
Saleh said Wilson addressed the team. He declined to give details, but it was likely about the post-match comments.
The Jets are 5-2 since Wilson returned from knee surgery in August.both losses are new england patriots.
But the Jets are winning on defense, not passing offense. Wilson had only four touchdown passes and exceeded 210 yards in just two of his seven starts.
Publicly, Saleh remained supportive and said he would stick with Wilson for the rest of the season after the October 20 loss to the Patriots. That was after a nightmare of three interceptions.
That all changed on Sunday when Wilson led one of the worst offensive performances in team history. The Jets managed only 103 total yards, which Surrey called “unacceptable.”
White is not a sure thing. He has only three career starts.
With Wilson treating a knee injury last season, White achieved near-cult hero status in his first career start, throwing for 405 yards and upset with three touchdowns. Cincinnati Bengals. 2018dallas cowboys The draft pick made two more starts. Indianapolis Colts (He left with an injury) and buffalo bills.
White started the season as the number three quarterback behind Wilson and Flacco. The team changed Depth on his chart in Week 8, promoting White to his QB2 position. Saleh said it was “to give him a chance to prepare as if he were the next guy.”
And now he is.