By Max Harper
Jets coach Robert Saleh benched QB Zach Wilson during the third quarter of the Jets’ 32-6 loss against the Buffalo Bills.
Wilson was 7-of-15 passing for 81 yards to go with one touchdown and one interception, resulting in a 57.9 passing rating. The much-maligned quarterback was sacked five times by the Bills.
Entering Sunday, the Jets had the worst passing offense in the AFC and third-worst scoring offense in the NFL. The Jets haven’t scored an offensive touchdown since Oct. 29.
Wilson has struggled since the Jets drafted the BYU product No. 2 overall in the 2021 NFL draft. Entering Sunday, Wilson had completed just 56% of his career passes with 20 touchdowns to 24 interceptions. He’s registered an 11-19 record as a starting quarterback.
“Like I told Zach on the sideline, it’s not just him,” Saleh said.
“It’s easy to point the finger at the quarterback, but it’s pretty easy to see. You’ve got missed protections, you’ve got dropped balls, you’ve got missed routes. Now, obviously, he has to get better. There are things he could’ve done a lot better, but it’s everyone right now.”