The Jets are benching quarterback Zach Wilson for this week’s game towards the Chicago Bears and will start Mike White. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first broke the information. Here’s what you’ll want to know:
- When requested earlier this week about quarterbacks for this weekend’s matchup, Jets coach Robert Saleh mentioned: “We’re keeping everything on the table.”
- Saleh’s statements got here after a 10-3 loss to the Patriots, through which Wilson accomplished simply 9 of 22 passes for 77 yards.
- Wilson was requested after that loss if he felt he’d let his protection down. He replied, “No.”
Wilson and the Jets had been restricted to only two yards of offense within the second half of Sunday’s loss, which dropped them to 6-4 on the season. The Jets are 5-2 with Wilson because the starter. Both losses have come towards the Patriots.
Despite his file, Wilson, the No. 2 choose within the 2021 NFL Draft, statistically ranks as one of the worst quarterbacks this season. He’s solely thrown 4 touchdowns in seven video games however has tossed 5 interceptions. Among quarterbacks who’ve performed in at the very least seven video games this 12 months, Wilson’s passer ranking of 72.6 ranks thirtieth and his completion proportion of 55.6 ranks final, in keeping with TruMedia.
White appeared in 4 video games for the Jets final season, finishing 66.7 % of his go makes an attempt for 953 yards, 5 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
White’s potential fantasy influence
White may very well be a lift to extra than simply Garrett Wilson. White accomplished 66.7 % of his passes (132) final 12 months with 53.8 % focused to wideouts and 37.9 % to working backs. That working again quantity would rank first in 2022 by over 10 proportion factors (Justin Herbert second at 27.4 %). Michael Carter is again in play as an RB2, whereas Elijah Moore might return to relevance with 20-16-195-3 in Weeks 8-10 final 12 months with White at quarterback. We wouldn’t start Moore in Week 12, however Garrett Wilson and Carter needs to be with Moore being picked again up off waivers. — Ciely
What they’re saying
Saleh mentioned Wilson’s profession with the Jets isn’t over. The intent is that he “gets back on the football field at some point this year.”
The coach added that Wilson “needs a reset” as a result of there are some “basic, fundamental things” which have gotten out of whack for him.
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