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Today is more of an open forum for discussion, as I’m still away with the family in sunny Spain, looking forward to getting back to dreary England on Saturday.
I’ve seen a lot of Zach Wilson takes over the last 48 hours. Some have reservations as I do, and some are outright rooting against the guy.
Personally, I don’t understand rooting against a player who has the keys to your playoff aspirations. You can have low expectations, you can have doubt, but if you’re a fan, you can’t actively root against him to fail. I’ve never been one to tell other fans how to support the franchise, but if you’re actively rooting against him…I don’t see how you’re a fan, just my two cents.
Now saying that, this is a short audition for Zach. Despite Saleh confirming it’s his team the rest of the way, we know things can change quickly in the NFL.
Here’s the Jets upcoming schedule:
In Dallas against the Cowboys
Home to the Patriots
Home to the Chiefs
In Denver against the Broncos
Home to the Eagles
The Jets bye week is perfectly placed on the 22nd of October, with the NFL trade deadline following on the 31st of October.
Considering we have the Eagles, Cowboys and Chiefs…we’re going to know everything we need to know about the Zach Wilson-led Jets before the trade deadline.
The target for the Jets is to head into that bye week around 4-2. if they do that, they’ll be feeling good and will probably stand pat.
If they enter 3-3 or 2-4, then you can guarantee they will work the phones and try and swing a trade for a QB. Will they try someone like the Vikings with Cousins? Potentially, depending on their record. Financially they’d need to do a bit of manoeuvering but it’s not impossible.
Or would they go for a Brissett? Or maybe give Minshew a try?
There are a ton of options on the table.
I’m sure the Jets will try and protect Zach a little and rely heavily on the run game. Against the Bills, Wilson’s average depth of target was 4.6 yards, out of 32 QBs who had 10 dropbacks, that was the third lowest. Only Justin Fields and Desmond Ridder had shorter.
At some point, the Jets will need to remove the training wheels, and it’s at that point we’ll know what we have.
I apologise again for the short newsletters, but everyone needs a vacation right ;-)
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