NY Jets: Game-by-game breakdown of Zach Wilson's first 6 starts

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Week 1: NY Jets QB Zach Wilson at Carolina

The NY Jets opened the season with what seemed like an ugly loss at the time, but recent losses against the Patriots and Colts have proven that the Panthers game was one of the Gang Green's better ones.

Wilson started the game quite poorly, as did the entire team, but the rookie turned things around during the second half. In the final two quarters, Wilson went 13-for-21 for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and no turnovers.

While this production did partially occur in garbage time, Wilson showed quick decision making, great ball placement, and poise.

It is a lot to ask a rookie quarterback to mount a comeback against a stellar defense in his first career game, which is also an away game.

Wilson, though, almost delivered as the Jets got within five points by the end of the game. In fact, I would go as far as saying that the Jets would have won if Wilson was given another drive.

Overall for the game, Wilson went 20-for-37 for 258 yards, two touchdowns, an interception, and a 82.9 passer rating. It was a respectable start to his career away against a good defense, and his second half was incredibly promising.

Then came the New England game.