It didn’t work out the first time around, but New York Jets coach Robert Saleh is hoping for a different result moving forward with Zach Wilson … telling reporters the 24-year-old quarterback will be his team’s starter for the foreseeable future.
The Jets haven’t been able to find a valuable replacement under center following Aaron Rodgers‘ Week 1 Achilles injury … and after a two-game experiment with Tim Boyle, Saleh told the media Wednesday that Wilson — who initially took over for the four-time MVP — was the team’s best chance to win.
Boyle was cut from the team following N.Y.’s 13-8 loss to the Atlanta Falcons … after he threw for just 148 yards and failed to toss a touchdown.
Wilson hasn’t been great for the Jets … and aside from a surprise victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, he struggled to gain traction with the starting gig.
Saleh seemingly alluded to Rodgers being out for the rest of the season … saying Wilson was excited to finish out the 2023-24 campaign strong.
As for the rest of the depth chart, Trevor Siemian, who also saw action in the Falcons game, will serve as the backup … with newly acquired Brett Rypien coming on board in case of an “emergency.”