REPORT: The Jets Are Benching QB Zach Wilson This Week

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REPORT: The Jets Are Benching QB Zach Wilson This Week

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Enough is enough … and it’s time for a change.

Those are words from the immortal Owen Hart.

And also, possibly, the New York Jets as they are reportedly pulling the plug on the Zach Wilson experience. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has the scoop on the second overall pick from the 2021 NFL Draft getting benched:

As Schefty points out above, the Jets were 5-2 with Wilson as their starter. But what an uninspiring 5-2 it was from a statistical standpoint. Wilson owns a 72.6 passer rating, has completed just 55.6 percent of his passes, and has thrown more interceptions (5) than touchdowns (4) for a Jets team that has a defense that’s cooking with fire and an offense that is essentially clanking two rocks together hoping for a spark.

The timing of this move is ever-so-rich. Firstly, because it comes after the Jets lost in a most embarrassing way to the Pats last week *AND* had Wilson and his coach at odds about the state of the offense. That’s one way to find yourself benched. And it also comes as the Jets are set to face a Bears team that has Justin Fields on his roster. Fields’ status for Sunday’s game is up-in-the-air at this point. But I bet the Jets (and their fans) wish Fields, the fourth QB taken in the first round in 2021, would’ve been the pick that spring. Whoopsiedoodle.

We’ll continue monitoring this situation as it develops. It’s a shame we won’t get a battle between two first-round QBs from the class of ’21. But I’m here for the Jets dealing with this mess.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.