Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets
Garret Wilson had another good game production-wise, just looking at the stats. He finished with seven catches for 80 yards, marking the third straight week he has topped seven catches for 80 yards.
In fact, over the last three weeks, Wilson has accounted for 22 catches for 270 yards — a really good output for a No. 1 receiver and showing the consistency he needs to flash to take the next step.
However, he was also responsible for arguably the most important play of the game. Following an 87-yard punt return to put the Chargers on top, the Jets began driving the field, assisted by their first roughing the passer penalty since 2021.
Then, Zach Wilson checked to an audible and threw a quick out to Garrett Wilson, who fell forward for an 11-yard gain. However, on the way down, he fumbled the ball because he was carrying it recklessly, and the Chargers recovered at the 30-yard line. It should have been a scoring drive to get the Jets back in the game.
It was a massive game-changing play. The Jets were driving, had momentum, the crowd was energized, and then Wilson fumbled it away.
Wilson was also responsible for a brutal block-in-the-back penalty that negated a 15-yard Breece Hall catch. Overall, it was a productive but damaging day for Wilson.