Zach Wilson is Back; QB Named Starter for Rest of Year
It may not be the news many Jets fans wanted to hear, but Zach Wilson is back. That’s right, Jets head coach Robert Saleh met with the media today and announced that Zach Wilson will be the team’s starter for this Sunday through the rest of the year. With the rest of the year of course depending on Wilson staying healthy.
Coach Saleh announces QB Zach Wilson will start Sunday vs. Houston pic.twitter.com/xKgvQukgMO
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 6, 2023
Benched because of a sputtering offense just a few weeks ago, replacements Tim Boyle and Trevor Siemian looked no better than Wilson, and in some cases much worse. While Wilson couldn’t get the Jets in the end zone, he was protecting the football in throwing two interceptions over his past five starts. Meanwhile, Boyle threw twice that number (and had several dropped) in just two and a half games.
Robert Saleh shot down rumors that Wilson was reluctant to take the starting job back. Saleh said he met with Wilson yesterday and the signal caller wanted the ball. And now he’s got it. What could that mean?
The most likely scenario is that it means little to nothing and the Jets once again fail to find the end zone with Wilson under center. However, it’s worth nothing that the Jets pass blocking looked better last week with Boyle under center than it did for most of this season. If Wilson comes back with a “let it rip” mind set and the pass pro holds up again, perhaps he’s got a big play or two in that right arm of his.
Saleh also added that recently signed quarterback Brett Rypien will be the emergency QB behind Wilson and Trevor Siemian.