Zach Wilson put together another decent performance, his third in a row now, during the NY Jets' big win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. Wilson was far from perfect, but he did just enough to keep the Jets in the game and allow them to get the win.
Zach Wilson's Week 6 performance
Wilson completed 19-of-33 passes for 186 with no touchdowns or interceptions. This stat line isn’t overly impressive, but I think the actual performance was better than the stats show.
Wilson faced one of the NFL's best defenses with a depleted offensive line. They already lost Alijah Vera-Tucker for the season, and Joe Tippmann injured his thigh and missed most of this game. Per Pro Football Focus, Wilson was under pressure on 37.5% of his dropbacks.
One of the best plays Wilson made in this game won’t show up on the stat sheet either. Wilson drew the Eagles offsides, had a free play, and threw a dime to Garrett Wilson that would have gone for 20+ yards if not for a blindside block call on Allen Lazard.
There were also three drops from the Jets on the day, one from Lazard following up the blindside block, one from Cobb that almost caused an interception, and one from Michael Carter that had a chance to pick up a third-and-long.
Wilson’s PFF offense grade was 67.7 this week, comparable to last week’s 66.3 grade. Over the last three games, Wilson’s average PFF grade is 68.7, a big increase from the average of the first three games this season of 51.5.
This was the third game this season that Wilson did not have a turnover worth play from PFF. To put that in perspective, before this season, Wilson only had three games without a turnover-worthy play total.
Wilson faced some of the NFL’s best defenses over the first six games and still managed to play well for the most part. Coming out of the bye week, they won’t have as many tough games. It will be interesting to see how he plays in the second stretch of the season.
Week 6 grade: C+