The New York Jets are reportedly going to bench Zach Wilson and play Tim Boyle at Quarterback on Friday against Miami Dolphins.
Wilson endured another dreadful afternoon as the Jets were beaten 32-6 by the Bills on Sunday, completing just seven of 15 passes for 81 yards.
And now, according to Ian Rapoport, it has prompted coach Robert Saleh into action. And SNY goes a step further, saying a release for Wilson, allowing him to start fresh somewhere else, is not out of the question.
The Jets are on a three-game losing skid and after Sunday’s loss are 4-6 for the season and third in AFC East.
Wilson was benched for Boyle towards the end of the Bills lost and speaking afterwards, Saleh stopped short of confirming Wilson for the Dolphins.
The New York Jets are reportedly going to bench Zach Wilson for the Miami Dolphins game
Quarterback Wilson endured a terrible afternoon as the Bills heavily beat the Jets on Sunday
When asked about Wilson’s failure to pick out a wide receiver in Buffalo, Saleh admitted: ‘I don’t have an answer for that.
‘Obviously, we’ll go back and watch all the tape. Whether it’s separation, being more decisive, protecting… like I said, none of it was good.’
After being benched twice last season as first-choice quarterback, Wilson’s future in New York could well hinge on Saleh’s team selections in their final seven regular-season fixtures.
‘We need to take accountability, and that starts with me – and I’m not getting it done,’ he conceded on Sunday.
‘Like I told Zach on the sideline, it’s not just him,’ he added. ‘It’s easy to point the finger at the quarterback, but it’s pretty easy to see. You’ve got missed protections, you’ve got dropped balls, you’ve got missed routes.
‘Now, obviously, he has to get better. There are things he could’ve done a lot better, but it’s everyone right now.’
This comes amid the backdrop of Aaron Rodgers’ rapid recovery from the torn Achilles he sustained on the first day of the season – also against the Bills.
The 39-year-old is racing to get back onto the field but might be advised to sit out the remainder of the season if the Jets fail to make playoffs.