Report: Jets informed in team meeting that Zach Wilson will be benched against Bears


(WFAN) Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will be benched when his team hosts the Bears on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported.

In a team meeting Wednesday morning, the Jets were informed by coaches that Wilson won't start Sunday after his rough outing in a loss to the Patriots last Sunday, when he threw for just 77 yards.

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After the loss, Wilson bluntly replied, “No” when asked if he felt the offense let the team’s defense down in the 10-3 defeat, which drew heavy criticism from fans, led head coach Robert Saleh to say Wilson “could be better” when talking with reporters at the podium and stirred more controversy when two Jets defensive players liked a tweet criticizing Wilson, then quickly claimed it was an accident.

Wilson has yet to show promising growth after being selected No. 2 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft and will now take a seat in favor of Mike White, who burst onto the scene when Wilson was hurt last season, helping the Jets stun the eventual AFC champion Bengals.

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