The NY Jets looked completely comatose against the Kansas City Chiefs, as they went down 17-0 in front of Taylor Swift before you could blink an eye. With Zach Wilson getting off to his usual early struggles, hope seemed to be in very short supply for Robert Saleh's undermanned team.
Wilson has since stepped up in a major way, making this start the best of his young career despite the bright lights, quality opponent, and mounting pressure on him. Wilson helped the Jets reel off an 18-3 run to tie the game up on the first drive of the second quarter.
Wilson not only found Allen Lazard on a laser of a throw between multiple Chiefs defenders to make the sore 20-18, but it was Wilson himself who scampered in for the two-point conversion to tie the game up at 20-20. Cris Collinsworth could not believe what he was seeing.
After comparing Wilson to Rodgers earlier in the broadcast, Collinsworth said that it is impossible to play quarterback better than what Wilson is putting on display. Collinsworth called his latest salvo of throws "perfect," a word that has been nowhere near the Jets' quarterback room in years.
Zach Wilson saving NY Jets career vs. Chiefs.
Amid some reports that leaked out earlier in the week and before the game that hinted Wilson's poor play could start a locker room mutiny, the BYU product appears to have taken his haters in stride and authored up one of the best games of his football life against Kansas City.
Wilson isn't going it alone, however. On top of the fact the defense has intercepted two Patrick Mahomes passes to keep the momentum, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has called his best game with New York. The Jets have almost totally eschewed running the ball, and the results have been solid.
While it remains to be seen what will happen in the rest of his Jets career, Wilson's play against the Chiefs has been so stellar and out of character that he likely quieted any thoughts of Trevor Siemian making an appearance in Jets green any time soon.