New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh benched struggling quarterback Zach Wilson throughout Sunday’s 32-6 loss on the Buffalo Payments.
Wilson will stay a spectator by the upcoming vacation weekend.
NFL Community insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Saleh will begin backup quarterback Tim Boyle over Wilson when the 4-6 Jets host the 7-3 Miami Dolphins on Friday. Boyle, 29, had tried solely 106 profession regular-season passes earlier than he changed Wilson in opposition to Buffalo and accomplished 7-of-14 makes an attempt for 33 yards and an interception within the defeat.
Whereas Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett each repeatedly defended Wilson this fall amid calls from followers for the second decide of the 2021 NFL Draft to sit down, Connor Hughes of SNY talked about late Sunday night time that the Wilson-led offense scored only one landing over its final 46 possessions.
In line with ESPN stats, Wilson ranks thirtieth within the league amongst certified gamers with a 30.8 adjusted QBR and a 73.8 passer ranking on the season. In the meantime, the Jets are ranked thirtieth with a mean of 270.3 offensive yards per contest.
Hughes added in his report that “there’s a perception shared by some inside the constructing that their wholesale issues on offense are compounded by their struggles underneath middle.”
Saleh benched Wilson twice final season, and it was hoped the 24-year-old would spend nearly all of the continuing marketing campaign as a backup behind future Corridor of Famer Aaron Rodgers.
These plans blew up when Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles 4 performs into his Jets profession, but it surely was reported Sunday he desires to make his return for New York’s Week 16 house recreation in opposition to the Washington Commanders on Christmas Eve.
After the Boyle information broke, oddschecker listed the Jets as nine-point underdogs in opposition to the Dolphins. If New York falls to 4-7 with Boyle within the lineup, Saleh and Jets basic supervisor Joe Douglas might want to significantly talk about defending Rodgers from himself and shutting the four-time NFL Most Helpful Participant down by Week 18.
As for Wilson, he might have taken the ultimate snap of his Jets profession with Rodgers planning to begin for the membership by at the least subsequent season.