The NY Jets are currently leaking coolant, as the play of quarterback Zach Wilson has been so bad the team can't even operate a professional offense. Even holding the New England Patriots to just 15 points and one offensive touchdown was not enough to win the game and move to 2-1.
Wilson completed 18 of 36 passes for just 157 yards, though more than half of those yards came on one drive. Wilson is clearly in his own head on the field, and his postgame press conference showed that he is at a loss for words when asked to discuss what went wrong.
When asked what went wrong in the passing game for the Jets, who have now lost 15 straight games to the Patriots, once again, Wilson's response was less than satisfying. "I don't know," Wilson said. "It starts with me." Taking the blame is admirable, but an answer like that is hard to listen to.
When discussing his check down in the flat to Tyler Conklin on 4th and 10 with the game on the line (a play that would get many other quarterbacks benched), Wilson said that he thought if he got Conklin the ball quickly enough, he could make someone miss.
You heard it right, folks! Wilson thought a 6-3, 254-pound tight end was going to break a tackle and run 11 yards for a first down if he checked down quickly enough. Answers like that are not going to endear Wilson to a fanbase that is already fed up with him.
NY Jets QB Zach Wilson has brutal postgame press conference.
Wilson and the Jets only had two passing first downs before the start of the fourth quarter, and almost two-thirds of his passing yardage came on the one extended drive he had all game and a meaningless 30-yard pass to Garrett Wilson with just a few seconds left.
Wilson was given two chances to lead the Jets to a victory with a game-winning drive. The first such chance ended when he took a sack in the end zone for a safety after Matthew Judon beat Mekhi Becton. The second was that infamous 4th-and-10 check-down to Conklin, during which Allen Lazard was open.
The Jets have turned down overtures from Carson Wentz and Matt Ryan in the last few days, but they could be more receptive if things keep degrading like this. Once again, Wilson stunk it up at the podium.