If the New York Jets want to salvage their season, Zach Wilson needs to be benched

We need to talk about the New York Jets and their quarterback problem.

Yesterday, the New York Jets had more punts (10) than pass completions (9).

They lost 10-3 in the final seconds to the rival New England Patriots, and after the game, second-year QB Zach Wilson, who was supposed to be a franchise player, told the media that he was not feeling himself. the offense wore down the defense.

The New York Jets defense had six sacks, eight tackles for loss and didn’t allow a touchdown for the first time since 2019, and Zach Wilson stood in front of the New York media and said, “It’s not my problem.”

Wilson is young. He will make mistakes as soon as he learns the act of public responsibility in this league. There are a lot of people who agree with what Wilson says, and I’m not going to join him.

Partly because I won’t say anything Dan Orlowski or Colin Cowherd I didn’t say it anymore. But mostly because there’s no point in wasting energy berating a midfielder who shouldn’t be in the game.

The Jets are currently in last place in football’s best division and are missing out on their first playoff appearance in 12 years as they try to develop a QB that could be ready someday. but definitely not ready right now.

By choosing to play Zach Wilson over Joe Flacco, who has played four fewer games than Wilson this season but still has more touchdown passes, head coach Robert Saleh will alienate Wilson from his teammates and hinder the development of everyone else on the team. for the sake of trying to get a guy.

Wilson struggles to see open receivers downfield, he repeatedly floats balls on short and intermediate routes, his check throws have no zip or urgency, and when he does hit an open receiver, balls often fall because receivers start pressing when they get their opportunities. is limited.

Perhaps the Jets are fearing another Geno Smith situation, where he had his jaw broken by a teammate in 2015, causing Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw a team-record 31 TDs in a 10-win season that still didn’t result in a playoff berth. . Maybe they see Geno Smith going to the Seahawks after seven years and don’t want to pass up a chance to patiently develop a QB, but Geno Smith is an extreme upside.

The Jets are as close to destroying Zach Wilson as Sam Darnold. The New York media is already saying that Wilson doesn’t let the defense down and that Darnold doesn’t let the defense down, saying he sees ghosts on the field. The chances of Wilson having that moment are slim to none, especially if he can’t lead the team to a win against the Jets’ passing QB in Justin Fields this weekend.

The best thing to do for New York Jets fans, the locker room and Zach Wilson himself is to let Joe Flacco go out there and be the boring statue he always is so you can limit mistakes and let this defense cook.

The goal for the Jets is to get to 10 wins, and they’re not going to do it behind a guy who can’t get 10 completions in a game.

Let that sink in.