Aaron Rodgers, who didn’t miss any games in the last couple of years of his career, suddenly embraced the misfortune of a potential season-ending injury. The incident might be heartbreaking for many New York Jets fans, as they projected seeing the Lombardi trophy in the Big Apple this season, but for Zach Wilson, it was like a chance to regain the trust of the Jets.
Till yesterday, Wilson showcased nothing praiseworthy to be Gang Green’s long-time starter. The quarterback, fortunately, became capable of earning some loud cheers from the fans yesterday by playing like never before. However, his effort couldn’t break the losing streak of the Jets, and the signal-caller solely took the blame on himself for the loss.
Zach Wilson blames himself for the Jets’ loss
Wilson dropped a snap at around midfield with approximately seven minutes remaining in the game. The mistake fell too heavily on the Jets, as that was the last time they would have the ball on offense. Though the former BYU standout played incredibly throughout the match, his silly mistake turned the match in Kansas City’s favor, and he couldn’t help blaming himself for the drop.
The signal-caller was spotted on the sidelines talking to Jets punter Thomas Morstead late in the fourth quarter as Patrick Mahomes’ squad was running out of time.
“That’s on me. Critical situation I can’t have a play like that. I cannot drop the ball. I lost us that game and I cannot do that,” he said.
Though Jets head coach Robert Saleh has been torn apart for shielding the young star following Gang Green’s back-to-back losses, he once again heaped praise on the QB saying he made a run for the win. New York’s now-starter completed 71.8% of his passes while recording 245 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, along with a 105.2 rating.
Wilson receives praise from NFL community
In the Jets’ 20-23 loss to the Chiefs, Wilson showcased one of his best performances till now. A QB is the most important player in the squad, and he indeed played in his spot. Though the NFL community backlashes the QB for Gang Green’s recent losses on their way to a poor 1-3 mark, they were on his side yesterday.
A fan wrote, “He played a well game, deserve a respect.”
After starting with a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, Mahomes’ team had a narrow win in the end, and the Chiefs signal-caller was 8-of-16 passing for 135 yards. Hence, many fans lauded Zach for overshadowing the two-time MVP on the field.
A netizen wrote, “He OUTPLAYED Mahomes!”
One of the controversial moments of the New York vs. Kansas City showdown was a flag that went against Gang Green’s defense in the fourth quarter when Pat made a would-be interception. The Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner was flagged with a questionable defensive holding name, and the moment turned the wheel in the Chiefs’ favor.
Saleh was seen frustratedly calling out the officials for the penalty from the sidelines. Many NFL fans slammed them for the incident while easing the burden of loss from Wilson’s shoulder and claiming the reason behind the Jets’ narrow loss was only the decision.
A person wrote, “He did it all. The refs just had to bail Mahomes out and ruin a great game.”
What’s your take on this? Do you think that the Chiefs got a favor from the referee in the match? Tell us in the comments.