The New York Jets thought they found their answer at quarterback by trading for Aaron Rodgers. However, that all came crashing down just a few snaps into the four-time MVP’s Jets career. New York now has Zach Wilson under center once again and he has been a huge disappointment.
Former NFL lineman and three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth of the Audacy original podcast “Stinkin Truth” ripped Wilson after yet another lackluster performance.
“You can put a drive together. You can put a throw together. There’s no question that he’s athletically gifted; that he’s got great arm talent,” Schlereth said (19:00 in player above). “And you might fool me for a minute because you put a drive together but it’s only a matter of time before you take a s–t in your helmet. And that’s who Zach Wilson has been to this point.
“That dude will turn more 2-yard sacks into 12-yard minus plays than probably anybody I’ve ever watched. At some point, who’s going to have balls enough within that organization to rip that stupid little headband off his head, Daniel LaRusso, and toss it in the garbage saying ‘You haven’t earned the right to walk around in a headband.’”
Wilson went 3-10 in 13 starts during his rookie year, 5-4 last season, and is 0-2 as a starter this year. His career completion percentage is 54.9% and he has more interceptions (22) than touchdowns (17).
“They just signed Trevor Siemian, who is a journeyman backup quarterback in this league. But here he is a journeyman backup quarterback that gives you a 10 times better chance to win than Zach Wilson does,” Schlereth continued. “The second-overall pick from just several years ago. Zach Wilson is a bust. Zach Wilson needs to be out of New York. He is an absolute bust at this point.”
Siemian has made 30 starts in his career. He went 13-11 back in 2016 and 2017 with the Broncos before losing all five of his starts with the Saints and Bear over the last two seasons.
Schlereth noted that Wilson may ultimately be able to turn his career around with a change of scenery, but it feels like his days in New York may be numbered.