Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets
It was as bad as the New England from last year for 59 minutes. People from all over the sports world were already sharing their "It's over for Zach Wilson" articles on social media. His incomplete third-down pass to Breece Hall that was nowhere close was as bad a throw as any Wilson has ever made.
Furthermore, with time winding down and the game on the line, Wilson took a horrific first down sack to set up a 2nd and 20 and then took a fourth down sack that should have ended the game. It was another example of poor decision-making, bad execution, and bad game planning.
Prior to the final two magical drives, Wilson was 14-of-30 for 171 yards, a touchdown, and two lost fumbles. But then something clicked.
The Giants missed a field goal, the Jets got the ball back, and Zach Wilson made the biggest plays of the game. He first found Garrett Wilson for 29 yards and was aided by an offside penalty that stopped the clock.
He then found Allen Lazard for 29 more yards after scrambling away from pressure. He got the line to the ball, spiked it with just one second left, and Greg Zuerlein tied the game.
In overtime, Wilson delivered a massive 3rd-and-10 throw to Garrett Wilson for the first down and drew an important pass interference on a 3rd-and-5 play to set up the game-winning kick. It was by far the best two drives of his season with the game, and maybe his personal season, on the line.
All in all, Wilson finished 17-of-36 for 240 yards, a check-down touchdown, and two lost fumbles. He finished with a season-best 78.5 QBR. He made some bad mistakes and looked lost at points, but with the game on the line, behind an absolute make-shift offensive line, with five drops from his skill players, Wilson delivered the win.