Thursday, September 22, 2022

Robert Saleh sounds out on Jets QB Zach Wilson amid drama

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Everyone is feeling good after the New York Jets’ unlikely and unlikely last-second win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.

A big reason the Green-Whites were able to make it was thanks to their veteran backup quarterback Joe Flacco. He is currently third in the league in passing yards and threw four touchdown strikes with no interceptions.

That has led some fans to dream the impossible dream that could cause some cracks in the quarterback room.

After Flacco led the Jets to a 1-1 record, fans are wondering what will happen if he continues to play well?

Would head coach Robert Saleh play the hot hand, or will he inevitably turn things back over to Zach Wilson?

On Wednesday 21st September we received an emphatic Response from the Jets’ top decision maker:

“Zach is the future of the organization, we all know that. As soon as the doctors clear him, we’ll take him to the field.”

Wilson suffered a torn meniscus and a bruised bone in the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. At the start of the regular season, Saleh put a stop to all speculation by saying the earliest Wilson could return to Pittsburgh was on the Week 4 road trip.

According to that latest notes from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, everything is still on track to meet that schedule.

Saleh has been in this position before.

In 2021, the Jets had to play Mike White against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he gave a Hall of Fame performance out of nowhere.

After the game Saleh was asked Same question, do you keep riding the hot hand at QB or hand the job back to Wilson?

“We’ll go from day to day, but anything is possible,” adding that White “has the world ahead of him.”

Apparently, those comments sparked a firestorm on social media that White could now replace Wilson as the long-term quarterback.

Saleh actually didn’t leave the door open, this time he slammed it.

While it’s fun to talk about the Flacco story, at the end of the day he’s 37 years old. Frankly, the elder statesman is much closer to the end of his career than to the beginning.

With these fun facts in hand, the potential of what he can achieve is limited. Both physically and in terms of durability.

So the better game is to give the ball back to Wilson when he’s sane. The floor is understandably lower due to its propensity for turnovers, but the ceiling is at an insane level.

If the former BYU stud can take the next step with all those guns, the Jets can achieve anything they want.

While it’s fun to talk about the Flacco story, at the end of the day he’s 37 years old. Frankly, the elder statesman is much closer to the end of his career than to the beginning.



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