NFL Insider & Sideline Reporter
What a difference a week makes.
Last week, around Thursday, I had just about every New York Jets fan in my life telling me about the road trip they were making to Foxborough, where once and for all, they’d see their beloved Jets get the best of Bill Belichick in his building. The streaks were real. Droughts, really. Thirteen straight regular-season losses to the Patriots; 13 straight regular-season losses in New England.
With tepid optimism, Jets fans puffed their chests out, and they made the journey. A win would have made the Jets the first-place team in the AFC East, and their fans knew it.
But here we are, a week later, and the Jets are in last place in the AFC East, coming off an even more embarrassing loss to New England than the one my colleague Mark Sanchez would prefer we don’t mention, and there’s not only serious doubt but some genuine resentment toward second-year quarterback Zach Wilson.
On Wednesday morning, the team announced Wilson would not start Sunday against the Bears.
How did it all happen? So fast? And so catastrophically?
Well, Marcus Jones’ back-breaking punt return certainly hurt, but it was Wilson’s lack of self-awareness and complete lack of accountability after the game that just blew the wheels off the car.
When Wilson said “no” when asked if he let his team’s defense down after an afternoon in which the Jets had 103 total yards of offense and two yards in the second half, a questionable situation turned to a dangerous one.
The New York media has eaten it up, and rightfully so, and when coach Robert Saleh took his time and opted to defer when asked about his starting quarterback Monday, it reached a different level. Then came the official word Wednesday.
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Publish date : 2022-11-23 16:34:39
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