Zach Wilson can learn from these 3 mistakes vs. Titans

Zach Wilson had his best game as a New York Jet in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans.

He was aggressive, showed the world his elite arm talent, and led the Jets to their first win of the season.

Still, Wilson could’ve done better. And he knows it.

No. 2’s ability to quickly recognize what went wrong and what needs to be improved is impressive, as he was already hammering one of his biggest mistakes in the post-game presser.

”Field goal is not an option here,” Wilson told the offense when they had the ball inside the five on the opening drive of overtime.

“We called the right play, [but I] threw the ball at Griff’s [Ryan Griffin] feet and I’m going to learn from that (…) It’s awesome we came away with a win because I was beating myself up for that one.”

Wilson continues, “That’s why I’m beating myself up, right? We did the hardest thing, that’s getting down to the one-yard line.”

Despite facing a variety of questions about his explosive plays during the game, Wilson was super genuine and insightful when talking about a miss that almost cost his team a win.

And that’s impressive for a young quarterback who could very well be enjoying the glamour of his first win in the post-game moment.

The three big mistakes

Three blunders stood out From Wilson:

  • An almost-interception in the second quarter just before things started to click
  • An incompletion in the fourth quarter on an out-cut to Corey Davis that would have put the game away
  • A shallow cross miss to Ryan Griffin in overtime that would’ve resulted in a game-winning touchdown

These three plays are very representative of the prime weaknesses in Wilson’s game as of right now. They were caused by three areas of Wilson’s game that need to be more consistent: decision-making, ball placement, and mechanics.

The video below explains it all:

As the Jets fly across the pond to face the Falcons, everybody is reasonably excited for another electric performance from Wilson.

Make no mistake about it: It would be awesome to see Zach Wilson launch deep bombs all over the field for a second week in a row.

But just as good would be to see Wilson play more consistently from a decision-making and mechanical standpoint, converting the layups and smashing the three-pointers when the defense gives him the chance to do so.

Considering everything Jets fans know about Wilson’s work ethic, it’s safe to say there’s no one more eager to witness this progress than Zach himself.

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