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NY Jets Film Review: How Zach Wilson really played in Denver

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Analyzing All-22 film of Zach Wilson and the other key takeaways (both good and bad) from New York Jets’ road win over Denver

The New York Jets were in danger of watching the season slip from their grasp. Falling to 1-3 after an unexpected nail-biting loss at home against the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, the Jets needed a win in Denver against the reeling 1-3 Broncos.

This was a Broncos team that had a historically bad start defensively through their first four games. For a Jets offense that had just shown signs of serious progress against the Chiefs, this was a game where they simply had to play well offensively.

And for the most part, the Jets were able to do that. On the way to a 31-21 win, New York picked up 407 yards of offense and recorded seven consecutive drives with at least 40 yards to close out the game. However, the Jets struggled to finish drives and had to settle for five field goals while only scoring one offensive touchdown.

Zach Wilson appeared to play well and build off the progress he made against Kansas City. While he only threw the ball 26 times as the Jets leaned on a thriving run game, Wilson completed over 70% of his passes for the second straight game and came through in some big spots.

But was Wilson at fault for the Jets’ lack of red-zone touchdowns? That’s what we’re going to find out by looking at the film. A review of Wilson’s film against Denver shows plenty of encouraging signs but also a few areas where Wilson still has room to improve.

The full, member-only Jets vs. Broncos film breakdown can be found at the bottom of this article (must be a Jets X-Factor member and logged into the site). 

In addition to Wilson, we also break down all of the other key takeaways from the film:

  • Why was this game closer then it should have been?
  • How did the new-look offensive line perform in its third start? And how did Max Mitchell play in place of Alijah Vera-Tucker?
  • Is Hackett’s play calling to blame for the offense’s red-zone futility?
  • What is causing the defense to get off to slow starts?
  • What adjustments led to the defense’s second-half turnaround?
  • The cornerbacks are playing very well in coverage
  • Jermaine Johnson showed progress as a pass rusher
  • Breaking down the technique behind Bryce Huff’s domination

All of these topics and many more are covered on the latest episode of Blewett’s Blitz!

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