Zach Wilson: New York Jets quarterback booed off throughout defeat by Jacksonville Jaguars


Quarterback Zach Wilson endured a torrid night time earlier than ultimately being benched because the New York ​​Jets have been overwhelmed 19-3 by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday.

Wilson was booed at completely different factors all through the sport earlier than being changed by Chris Streveler within the third quarter after finishing simply 9 of 18 passes for 92 yards.

“I don’t blame them,” Wilson advised reporters when requested about followers booing. We’ve a passionate fan base, they usually’re right here to look at us rating touchdowns.

“We’re not scoring touchdowns, we’re not getting first downs, we’re not moving the ball and, obviously, we can’t throw the ball. Of course they’re going to be frustrated.”

Because the rain poured down on a wet night time on the MetLife Stadium, Wilson appeared out of kinds because the Jets slumped to a fourth successive defeat – one other main blow to the franchise’s playoff hopes.

The No. 2 total draft decide in 2021, Wilson has struggled for kind throughout his two seasons on the Jets.

“I just felt like I didn’t have any rhythm out there,” added Wilson. “I was just trying to find some confidence out there on the field, just find something to get us going – a little spark. I couldn’t get anything there.”

Jets head coach Robert Saleh determined to interchange Wilson with Streveler who had been elevated from the observe squad for Thursday’s recreation.

Streveler offered some moments of hope on his season debut, finishing 10 of 15 passes for 90 yards.

“Obviously I know Zach was struggling, but Streveler came in, ran a couple of plays, sparked the offense, got the explosive play, and so it just snowballed in a good way, so we wanted to give him the opportunity to finish the drive,” Saleh advised reporters.

“We haven’t seen the final of [Wilson]. However proper now he’s simply received to deal with discovering methods to get higher, and we’ve received to seek out methods to assist him.

“It’s not just him, it’s collective, and we’ve all got to find ways to get better.”

Whereas the Jets are left licking their wounds, the Jaguars can have fun their third straight victory as they continued their late-season surge.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the No.1 total decide in final yr’s draft, accomplished 20 of his 31 passes for 229 yards and leaped in for the one landing of the sport.