Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets
When the quarterback play is so bad, it is tough to evaluate the job of a wide receiver, but Garrett Wilson struggled in this one and honestly has been the last few weeks in big spots.
He finished with just two catches for nine yards, a season low, and fumbled once Tim Boyle came in, and the Jets started to drive the field.
It was the second fumble in three weeks for Wilson, who also dropped a pass and has struggled to make any splash plays since the game against the Giants.
I understand Wilson's frustration and also understand his rationale for the fumble, which, as he said, was just the product of him trying to make a play once he finally got the ball.
However, when a player is upset every week, publicly talks about the offensive problems, leads a players-only meeting, and is of the star ability that Wilson is, he needs to make the simple ones.
In the last three weeks, Wilson fumbled away the biggest play of the game against the Chargers when the Jets were driving and still in it, picked up a hugely damaging block in the back against the Raiders on what was a promising drive, and then fumbled a simple play on a long drive against the Bills once Boyle came in and the team had some momentum.
Wilson has been great this year and is still on pace to finish with almost 100 catches and 1,100 yards. But many were ready for Wilson to make the jump into a true superstar this year.
It just hasn't happened, and it hasn't all been Zach Wilson's fault either. Garrett Wilson has struggled with drops, fumbles, bad penalties, and then, of course, a lack of reliable quarterback play.