After surprise victory over Bills, Robert Saleh firmly declares Zach Wilson as Jets QB moving forward

The New York Jets backup star Zach Wilson once made a hilarious remark saying he would make the team’s potential new quarterback’s life hell. Little did he know that it would be the Green Bay Packers legend, Aaron Rodgers. However, the following story is full of positivity as the four-time MVP never regarded Zach as his competitor, and instead, did everything possible to prepare the signal-caller as a long-term starter in the league.

Aaron brought a new sense of youth to the Jets, and Wilson might not want to backstab his senior by taking over his place. However, he has now got the opportunity to lead the team in the ex-Packers star’s absence due to an unfortunate injury suffered in the first match of the season.

Saleh commits to Zach Wilson as the Jets’ starting QB for the season

Following the uncertainty of Rodgers in the squad for the upcoming days of the regular season, the Gang Green head coach Robert Saleh was asked if Wilson would be the signal-caller for the rest of the way. The HC affirmed A-Rod’s backup will be “the guy” to lead the team in his absence.

The Jets have a long history of struggling with the quarterback position. They went 7-10 last season and missed the playoffs. Zach Wilson finished the season by throwing 1,688 yards, six touchdowns as well as seven interceptions along with a 54.5 percent completion rate. He finished his rookie year throwing with a record of 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns along with 11 interceptions, and a 55.6 completion rate.

Wilson shines in Jets’ upset victory over Bills after Aaron Rodgers injury

The Jets secured a 22-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills by overcoming a 10-point halftime deficit. They tied the game 13-13 in regulation on a phenomenal 3-yard touchdown catch by Garrett Wilson from their QB2. Though Garrett was covered by Buffalo’s cornerback Tre’Davious White, he was still able to make an acrobatic catch for the score.


Zach Wilson made a couple of plays, but he didn’t get in the way of the comeback. However, he threw one interception before finishing 14 of 21 for 140 yards along with one touchdown. Besides the Wilson duo, running back Breece Hall’s dynamic runs as well as the undrafted rookie star Xavier Gipson’s game-winning 65-yard punt return touchdown turned the match in the Jets’ favor.

What’s your take on Gang Green’s backup turned starter QB? Tell us in the comments.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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