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The New York Jets have a serious quarterback problem, and if that sounds familiar, it’s because it is.
Once again, Zach Wilson is giving them little to nothing, and it’s holding their talented team back.
Jets legend Joe Namath was ruthless in his criticism of Wilson, and most fans and analysts haven’t minced his words about his play either.
That’s why former NFL QB Dan Orlovsky believes it’s time his team gives him a hand.
In his recent appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up,” Orlovksy stated that the Jets need to stop babying him and handcuffing him.
“We have to stop treating this young man like he’s absolutely not talented at all. … They have made him so scared to go play football. … They’ve got to stop handcuffing him and babying him.”
—@danorlovsky7 on Zach Wilson pic.twitter.com/K2nPQiD0qi
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) September 28, 2023
Orlovsky believes the Jets have “broken” Wilson by telling him that all he needs to do is try and make plays on third down and take care of the football, which obviously hasn’t worked out.
He believes Nathaniel Hackett and his QB coach should design better plays to try and get guys open, and let them know that if he throws a pick, then that’s on them.
Orlovsky still thinks Wilson is a talented football player, but he thinks he’s so scared to play football and make mistakes that he’s never going to thrive that way.
Last but not least, he thinks his defense should reach out to HC Robert Saleh and urge him to cut him loose, stating that they’ll figure things out if he makes a mistake.
Wilson hasn’t taken any risks, and things aren’t going his way.
Perhaps Orlovsky is right and all he needs is more freedom, but something’s got to change.
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