Zach Wilson Gears Up for Second Chance as Jets Starting QuarterbackDecember 7, 2023
Zach Wilson said he wasn’t surprised he was benched. The Jets pulled him back in. Jets coach Robert Saleh announced Wilson would start not only this week against the Texans but also, during the team’s final five games.
Trevor Siemian, who was the backup and came in for Boyle during the fourth quarter in the loss against the Falcons, will be the Jets backup quarterback. Brett Rypien, who was signed on Tuesday, will be the emergency quarterback this week.
Wilson won’t likely be on the Jets roster in 2024, so that could have been why he was a bit hesitant to return to the starting quarterback role.
Since he was drafted No. 2 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, Wilson has failed to live up to expectations. In three seasons in the NFL, Wilson has passed for 5,966 yards, 21 touchdowns and 25 interceptions with a passer rating of 71.9.
Now Saleh and the Jets coaching staff want Wilson to be more aggressive and “let the ball rip,” much like he was during his rookie season. Wilson says during this time around will have “more fun than I have ever had.”