NY Jets: 7 quick takeaways from Week 1 loss to the Panthers

NY Jets, Zach Wilson, Corey Davis
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NY Jets, Zach Wilson
NY Jets, Zach Wilson / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The NY Jets pass protection is a major issue

The Jets pass protection is ultimately what cost them this game. And if they aren't careful, it's what will cost them their season, or possibly worse, their rookie quarterback.

Wilson was sacked six times and hit 11 times. It would have been more too if the Jets didn't work around their poor pass protection as much as possible.

George Fant was victimized in the first half, but the entire unit struggled. The Jets need to seriously rethink their blocking schemes and/or get on the same page in a hurry.

This was a bad, bad start for the offensive line.

Zach Wilson: A tale of two halves

Wilson and the Jets' offense struggled mightily in the first half. The rookie QB finished the half 6-of-16 for 84 yards and an interception.

The pressure clearly got to him and the lack of a running game was a major detriment. But it was a completely different story in the second half.

Wilson was 14-of-21 for 172 yards, two touchdowns, and no turnovers in the final two quarters. He hooked up with Corey Davis for a pair of scores and helped keep the Jets in the game.

All in all, Wilson had a good debut, especially given how the game started.