Jets to Make Quick Decision on Zach Wilson's Future After Bills Loss
Jets head coach Saleh non-committal about quarterback situation after brutal loss to Bills, decision to come before Black Friday game.
Following a tough 32-6 defeat in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills, head coach Robert Saleh was hesitant to commit to a starting quarterback for the upcoming games.
"We're going to review the game footage and make a decision tomorrow," Saleh told the media in response to inquiries about the starting quarterback moving forward.
The Jets have a brief week ahead of their next game in Week 12, as they are scheduled to play in the first-ever Black Friday game against the Miami Dolphins. Saleh emphasized that "everything is accelerated" due to the unique circumstances.
"You don't have Monday and Tuesday to analyze and take a breather for a moment, but we'll be pretty swift with our quarterback decision," Saleh stated on Sunday, November 19.
The former BYU product completed 7-of-15 passes for 81 yards, throwing one touchdown and one interception. Wilson also faced five sacks and averaged just 5.4 yards per passing attempt.
Wilson was replaced by veteran backup Tim Boyle late in the third quarter. The only reason the Jets didn't make the change earlier was due to a successful fake punt at the end of the first half.
On a crucial fourth and two from their own 24-yard line, the Jets executed a fake punt, with punter Thomas Morstead completing a pass to cornerback Brandin Echols to convert and extend the drive.
Ultimately, the Jets scored a touchdown on that drive when Wilson found running back Breece Hall for a nine-yard score.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, that drive "might have saved" Wilson from being replaced at halftime.
Cimini also noted that Saleh's non-committal stance on Wilson as the team's quarterback was a departure from previous seasons.
This is a developing situation, and we will provide updates as they become available.