Refs miss blatant flag on New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson
New York Jets rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson had a big day in Buffalo this past Sunday. Wilson caught six of his seven targets for 78 yards and broke Keyshawn Johnson’s franchise record for receiving yards by a rookie.
Wilson fought through some egregiously unnecessary contact to break the record.
After grabbing a 12-yard catch from Mike White on an out route, Wilson absorbed a blatantly late hit from Bills safety Jordan Poyer. Wilson’s entire body was out of bounds when Poyer made contact. An official was standing right there but no flag was thrown.
Wilson took to Twitter to voice his frustration.
“I ain’t got a call all season… one ref told me ‘this ain’t O State no more.’ Crazy”, Wilson wrote in a tweet responding to a video of the play.
I ain’t got a call all season… one ref told me “this ain’t O State no more.” Crazy 🤦♂️ https://t.co/KquD2oslfU
— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) December 12, 2022
The questionable officiating and the Jets’ disappointing result (20-12 loss) should not distract from the stellar accomplishments of Wilson. New York’s 10th overall pick has now amassed 63 receptions for 868 yards and 4 touchdowns through his first 13 NFL games.
Wilson is building a rapport with new quarterback Mike White. Over three games since White took over, Wilson has caught 19 of 30 targets for 335 yards and 2 touchdowns. That’s 6.3 receptions for 111.7 yards per game.
Wilson and White will look to continue building their chemistry next Sunday when the Jets host the red-hot Detroit Lions in what feels like a must-win game for all intents and purposes. Detroit has won five of its past six games, but the Lions’ defense remains the NFL’s second-worst in terms of points allowed (26.7 per game), so Wilson and the Jets’ offense have a chance to heat up and turn their season back on the right track.