New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson continues to be the subject of national praise
“You would have thought 3-3, coming out of this stretch with Aaron Rodgers, would be like, ‘All right. This season’s not over… It’s a gauntlet,'” said Long. “You’re 3-3. Zach Wilson is your quarterback, and on the backs of this defense, you can go a long way.”
Adding to the praise, former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson said he likes what Zach is doing this season.
“He’s building more and more confidence as the season goes on. We don’t need him to be perfect. We don’t need you to be Patrick Mahomes. We don’t need you to be Superman,” said Johnson.
“But what you are giving us is you’re giving us an opportunity to win because the defense is playing well. Just do us a favor. Don’t turn the ball over. Facilitate. Don’t mess it up, and we will be fine. And that’s exactly what he’s done. ”
— Inside the NFL (@insidetheNFL) October 18, 2023
The assessment of both former players is accurate. Getting to 3-3 is a massive achievement for the Jets, as they were expected to have a record in that range with a healthy Aaron Rodgers. Even without him in the fold, the Jets’ defense gives them a great shot to win many games on their schedule.
While not playing at a high level, Wilson has done enough to keep the Jets in games. He has essentially played at a game manager level, which is something that is helping the Jets compete every week.
The Jets are not a perfect team, even with a phenomenal defense. The offense has a lot of room to improve, especially in the third-down and red-zone departments. If the Jets can improve in those key offensive areas while also continuing their high-level defensive play, they can place themselves in a great position to go on a run.
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