bench Jets QB Zach Wilson prior to Sunday’s game against the Bears; Mike White will start

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The Planes sitting quarterback Zack Wilson For this week’s game vs Chicago Bears And it will begin Mike White. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first broke the news. Here’s what you need to know:

  • When asked earlier this week about the starting quarterback for the weekend game, Jets coach Robert Saleh said: “We keep everything on the table.”
  • Saleh’s remarks came after losing 10-3 to Patriotsas Wilson completed just nine of 22 passes for 77 yards.
  • After that loss, Wilson was asked if he felt like his defense had let him down. He replied, “No.”

background story

Wilson and the Jets were limited to just two yards of offense in the second half of Sunday’s loss, dropping them 6-4 on the season. The Jets are 5-2 with Wilson as the starter. Both losses came against the Patriots.

Despite his record, Wilson, the second-place finisher in the 2021 NFL Draft, ranks statistically as one of the worst quarterbacks this season. He only threw four times in seven games but threw five interceptions. Among quarterbacks who have played in at least seven games this year, Wilson’s passer rating of 72.6 ranks 30th and his completion percentage of 55.6 ranks last, according to TruMedia.

White appeared in four games with the Jets last season, completing 66.7 percent of his pass attempts for 953 yards, five touchdowns and eight interceptions.

White’s possible fictional influence

White can be a boost for more than just Garrett Wilson. White completed 66.7 percent of his passes (132) last year with 53.8 percent targeting wide and 37.9 percent at running back. This declining number would rank first in 2022 by more than 10 percentage points (Justin Herbert the second by 27.4 percent). Michael Carter He returned to play as an RB2, while Elijah Moore Could return to fitness with 20-16-195-3 in weeks 8-10 last year with White at quarterback. We won’t start Moore in Week 12, but it should be Garrett Wilson and Carter with Moore on pick waivers. – Ciely

what are they saying

Saleh said Wilson’s career with the Jets is far from over. The intention is for him to “return to the soccer field sometime this year.”

The coach added that Wilson “needs a reset” because there are some “basic, basic things” that have gotten out of control for him.

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