NY Jets offensive grades for preseason Week 2 loss

How did the Jets' offense fare against the Bucs?
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The NY Jets suffered a disappointing loss in Week 2 of the preseason against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 13-6. Overall, it was a quiet day for the offense, totaling only 281 yards and turning the ball over three times.

Nonetheless, there were some standout performances from a few critical players that everyone had their eyes on. Zach Wilson and Mekhi Becton both took steps in the right direction and appear to be headed in the right trajectory as the preseason nears its end.

Although it can be difficult to assess players in the preseason because many of the starters are not playing, guys can still stand out or fall off. Just as some offensive players looked really good against Tampa Bay, some were also really disappointing — namely Tim Boyle and Zonovan Knight.

Below we grade some of the players that fans were evaluating this week based on their performance.

Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets: B

It was not truly an "A" performance from Zach Wilson, who played extremely conservatively throughout his half of play, but it was another strong effort of error-free football. For the third straight preseason game, Wilson did not turn the ball over at all.

He finished 9-of-13 for 70 passing yards and also added two carries for 41 yards, including a highlight reel 35-yard scamper up the sideline after avoiding a potential sack in the backfield. The only negative of the play was Wilson again failing to get out of bounds before taking a pretty big hit cutting back toward the middle of the field.

It would have been nice to see Wilson take some chances down the field at some point during the half, but I think fans everywhere are happy to see Wilson do the small things well.

Trying to do too much was one of the main issues plaguing Wilson early in his career. Checking down to tight ends and running backs and delivering the ball on time on third down were really good things to see.

Wilson is now 26-of-38 for 258 yards and a touchdown this preseason, posting a 96.2 quarterback rating. He has also added 43 rushing yards and has only been sacked twice.

It's been a positive sign to watch Wilson play within himself this preseason, and stacking turnover-free games on top of each other is a strong step in the right direction for Wilson as a player and future starting quarterback.