The Jets benched QB Zach Wilson for Sunday’s game against the Bears, and they looked like a whole new team winning 31-10.
QB Mike White came in, and the offense looked like a completely new offense.
Wilson didn’t seem to have many fans in the building, to begin with, and now, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, he has even fewer fans because the Jets have lost confidence in him.
In his last appearance, Wilson threw for just 77 yards on 9-22 in a 10-3 loss to the Patriots. With White’s great game on Sunday, that loss to the Patriots might have been the last time Wilson plays in a Jets jersey.
The Jets enjoyed a rare laughter on Sunday, blowing the Bears out 31-10 at MetLife Stadium to improve to 7-4 this season. Here are some thoughts and observations from the game:
Where should we start? Let’s see … how about the performance of Mike White. That might be worth talking about. White was nearly flawless in this game and the Jets offense looked better than it has all season. White was decisive and got the ball out of his hands quickly. He made some nice throws into tight windows. He looked in total control and galvanized the team.
The biggest difference between White and Zach Wilson is how quickly White can read the defense and get rid of the ball. White’s average time to throw on Sunday was 2.38 seconds. Wilson’s average this season is 3.09 seconds. So, White is getting rid of the ball almost a full second faster than Wilson.
There is a lot of discussions now about whether Wilson will play again this season or ever for the Jets. I don’t think now is the time to worry about that. Live in the moment. White is playing well. The Jets will ride this for as long as they can. If White falters and the Jets start losing games, then Wilson could return. As for the future beyond this season, there will be plenty of time to worry about that when the season is over.
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