Despite the fact that they’re 6-4 and are currently in the thick of the AFC Playoff picture, the New York Jets are, perhaps unsurprisingly, currently dealing with some internal and external turmoil.
Following Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots — which saw the Jets’ offense have more punts than completions — quarterback, Zack Wilson compounded the issue with his total lack of accountability in his postgame comments. Those comments, according to reports, rubbed some of the players in the Jets’ locker room the wrong way.
Taking to his Instagram story, outspoken wide receiever Elijah Moore — who already requested a trade earlier this season — posted a photo of him throwing a football during the pregame warmups against the Patriots, perhaps suggesting he’d be a better option at the position than Zach Wilson.
To close out their 2022 season, Wilson — who head coach Robert Saleh said is not guaranteed to start this weekend — and the New York Jets will take on the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, and the Miami Dolphins.
For the first time in his career, Wilson truly finds himself in the hot seat as head coach Robert Saleh told reporters on Monday that he’s not going to commit to the second-year signal-caller as the team’s starter for this weekend’s game against the Chicago Bears.
“Everything needs to be evaluated. When you put up 100 yards of offense, I don’t care how good New England is, and they are good, it’s unacceptable. That’s not NFL football. So everything is just being talked about,” he said.
If the Jets are going to make the playoffs and end the NFL’s longest postseason drought (11 years), they’re going to have to leapfrog the Cincinnati Bengals or the New England Patriots and hold off the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.