Garrett Wilson calls Jets offense versus Patriots ‘Sorry’
The New York Jets’ offense against the New England Patriots made headlines Sunday, and for good reason. It had 103 yards on 49 plays (2.1 ypp) with only six first downs; Zach Wilson completed nine of his 22 passes for only 77 yards and New York ultimately lost 10-3. And receiver Garrett Wilson, among others, wasn’t happy with it.
Garrett Wilson was one of the bigger names to voice his frustration, calling the offense “sorry” after the game Sunday.
“This s— is sorry,” he said, via NFL.com’s Kevin Patra. “We’re out here looking sorry — and we know that we’re not sorry. That’s why it really hurts. We know that we’re better than that. That’s why it hurts.
He added that he hasn’t been particularly impressed with team’s collective accountability.
“It starts in practice,” he said. “It’s got to be better, the things we see and don’t call out. It has to start getting called out. This is unacceptable. No one wants to feel like this, but that’s not enough. You’ve got to do something about it. Hopefully, this is a wake-up for some people in the facility, people in the facility to get on their details.”
Zach Wilson, meanwhile, made headlines after the game after responding “No.” when asked if he let the defense down. Connor Hughes of SNY reported Monday morning that people within the Jets organization thought Wilson acted “like he isn’t the problem”.
“Wilson’s stance at the postgame news conference wasn’t just to spurn the media. Sources inside the Jets’ losing locker room told SNY that Wilson was walking around after the game ‘like he isn’t the problem,'” Hughes wrote. “It rubbed more than a few the wrong way, frustrating several others.”
This is ultimately a bad look for the Jets — the performance, and everything that’s transpired since. Players are frustrated, Robert Saleh is frustrated, people within the organization are frustrated.
This might entice Saleh to make changes at quarterback, because Wilson clearly isn’t cutting it. Yes, they’re 5-2 in games he’s started this season, but it’s in spite of him, not because of him. He’s only completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,279 yards, four touchdowns to five interceptions. He’s only thrown touchdowns in three of his seven games and hasn’t posted a passer rating of over 75 in all but two games.
Though I’m not sure New York is in best position to turn to Mike White or Joe Flacco in the thick of a playoff chase. The optics will be shaky if the current No. 8 seed can’t beat the Chicago Bears Sunday, especially if it comes at the expense of the offense again, if they turn to a backup quarterback.
Regardless, the Jets offense is in need of a jolt — and it’s going be interesting to see how this all unravels.
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