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Things have gone downhill for the New York Jets since Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles because they’ve dropped their past two games and have fallen to 1-2 during the 2023 NFL season.
The Jets have been beaten by the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots, two teams with good defenses that made Zach Wilson look out of sorts on the field.
Wilson was able to lead New York to an improbable overtime win against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, but has since really struggled to command the offense.
Robert Saleh has been supportive of Wilson in public, saying that the third-year quarterback is still the team’s best chance of winning games.
However, it’s hard to take Saleh seriously when the Jets are clearly unraveling week to week and are in danger of falling out of the playoff picture early.
Wilson’s poor play has been called out by numerous media people and it sounds like the locker room is also beginning to sour on the signal caller via Rich Cimini of ESPN.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini does not pain a pretty picture about the state of the #Jets. Says Saleh is coming off as a “Zach apologist” and it doesn’t “sit well in the lockerroom.”
Adds the defense is “not happy” and that there is “tension in the locker room” over Wilson still playing. pic.twitter.com/0nXFedN4oz
— uSTADIUM App (@uSTADIUM) September 27, 2023
In the audio clip, Cimini mentions that Saleh’s covering for Wilson has started to bother the rest of the roster and that there is tension that he hasn’t been benched yet.
Saleh and the organization are perhaps holding out hope that Wilson can turn things around, though he hasn’t given them much evidence that he’s capable of playing any better.
With pressure mounting behind the scenes, it wouldn’t be surprising if Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs is Wilson’s last start if they lose again.
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