It hasn't been an ideal start to the NFL career of NY Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. Through three games, Wilson has helped spearhead the NFL's worst offense with a stat line that looks downright ugly.
Of course, the early struggles are hardly surprising and they don't fall all on his shoulders.
The Jets have done Wilson no favors whether it comes to their offensive line, skill players, and or coaching staff. Nothing has worked for the Jets' offense — Wilson is only a part of the ineptitude.
Per Pro Football Reference's database, Wilson has been pressured more times than any NFL quarterback. His receivers lead the league in drops with 11, per Pro Football Focus.
Wilson has been let down by a less-than-stellar offensive line and an underachieving group of receivers. Over 35 percent of Wilson's on-target throws when under pressure have been dropped.
His receivers have twice as many on-target drops when under pressure than any other quarterback has in the NFL. On top of that, his coaching staff hasn't exactly put him in the best situation to succeed either.
It's a learning process, both for the Jets' young quarterback and their young coaching staff. But for the sake of this article, we're going to analyze a few things Wilson must work on.
Let's dive in.