Zach Wilson’s profession in New York is on life assist after a brutal efficiency towards the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football.
The previous No. 2 total draft decide, beginning instead of the injured Mike White, might get nothing going offensively in a 19-3 Jets loss, dropping New York to 7-8 on the season and basically shutting the door on its playoff desires.
Whereas Wilson was actually not the one Jets’ participant who performed poorly – New York’s three working backs mixed for 11 yards on 10 carries – Wilson obtained the brunt of the frustration from the MetLife crowd.
JETS’ ZACH WILSON UNDERSTANDS FAN’S BOOS AFTER GETTING BENCHED AGAIN: ‘YOU DON’T BLAME THEM’
Jets followers mercilessly booed Wilson through the sport, calling for backup quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Chris Streveler because the offense continued to battle.
To his credit score, Wilson understood the response from the group after his 9 for 18, 92-yard efficiency.
“You don’t blame them,” Wilson stated after the sport.
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“Now we have a passionate fanbase, and they’re right here to look at us rating touchdowns, and we aren’t scoring touchdowns. We’re not getting first downs, we’re not shifting the ball. Clearly can’t throw the ball. So in fact they’re going to be annoyed.”
Jets middle Connor McGovern took the extra empathetic strategy.
“To be within the highlight and to have your crew’s stadium booing for you, I can’t think about what that seems like,” McGovern told reporters after the game. “It’s gotta be a really robust feeling. It’s arduous. It was arduous the primary time it occurred, and I’d should think about doing it in the midst of the sport is difficult.
“This job will not be straightforward. This job is extraordinarily disturbing. Everyone is making an attempt to exit and clearly carry out at a excessive stage to try to put meals on the desk for our households. No one takes solely of this frivolously.”
Wilson was changed by Streveler within the third quarter, igniting the group at MetLife Stadium because the offense confirmed life for the primary time all night time.
Streveler was known as up from the follow squad earlier on Thursday and led New York on its longest drive of the day on his first possession.
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“Yeah it’s [tough], and that’s why I gotta look myself within the mirror,” Wilson stated when requested about watching Streveler from the sideline. “I gotta return, I gotta watch this tape, and also you gotta be arduous.”
Jets head coach Robert Saleh stated that Streveler’s insertion into the sport was performed in an try and spark the run sport and never attributable to Wilson’s struggles.
New York’s playoff hopes at the moment are on life assist with video games against the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins remaining on the schedule.
Fox Information’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.