New York Jets wideout Garrett Wilson expressed his frustration with the team’s lack of offense, mainly its putrid passing game led by second-year QB Zach Wilson. Wilson called the performance “sorry,” and expressed the need for the offense to pick up its play.
The New York Jets lost Sunday’s AFC East clash to the New England Patriots on a 84-yard punt return with five seconds left that was the deciding score in a 10-3 Patriots home win.
Following the game, Wilson’s frustration spilled out over the microphone.
“We all gotta take that responsibility and build each other up,” Garrett Wilson said. “Come the right way, come ready to work, have a plan. You can’t just be passively working and can’t just be in the facility and not know what we’re there for. I’m gonna call it like it is. We gotta find something to get better at in the passing game. We have to get better in the passing game it we want to be where we want to be where we want to be at. We know we can be there, that’s the most frustrating part. We ain’t gotta be in these games like this. They didn’t even score on offense and we lost the game.”
Garrett Wilson was not happy about the Jets offensive performance today 😳 pic.twitter.com/VjOhLpxJYD
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) November 21, 2022
Wilson, a rookie from Ohio State isn’t used to the dismal quarterback play he’s experiencing with 2021 No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson struggling mightily under center. But based on the former BYU star’s comments, he seems unfazed by the struggles.
Wilson Didn’t Take Accountability For Offensive Struggles
Following Sunday’s heartbreaking loss, Wilson, who went a paltry 9-for-22 for 75 yards total, was asked if the offense’s play let the defense’s strong effort go to waste. The smug QB responded with a pretty resounding, “NO,” much to the chagrin of teammates and Jets fans hearing their starting QB take no responsibility for any of the bad offense they’d just witnessed.
That’s another sign of the immaturity that Wilson has shown at times with the Jets and what some NFL personnel considered as red flags prior to the 2021 draft.
Zach Wilson when asked if he let the defense down: "No."
The Jets lost 10-3 😬 pic.twitter.com/bieN8xaa8v
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 20, 2022
Head Coach Robert Saleh Must Consider A Change Under Center
The Jets have one of the best young defenses in the league, and they’re the main reason a team projected to win five games already has six wins at 6-4. But as even he stated, the offensive performance on Sunday was unacceptable, calling it “dog sh-t.”
The team had more punts, 10, than completions, nine. And in seven starts Wilson has only four touchdown passes and five interceptions.
"The defense was outstanding." pic.twitter.com/Q1t9pyP1Pq
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 20, 2022
The backup is Mike White, followed by veteran Joe Flacco, who’s third-string. While Wilson may be more talented than both, Saleh may have to turn to one of them so he doesn’t lose the season or his team.