Zach Wilson on Jets fans booing him: I don't blame them
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Zach Wilson wasn't blaming the New York Jets fans for booing him on Thursday Night Football as he admitted that he simply didn't play well enough. Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Wilson completed 9-of-18 of his passes for 92 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.
With the Jets down 13-3 late in the third quarter, Jets head coach Robert Saleh decided to bench Wilson for Chris Streveler "Yeah, it's [tough]. I don't blame them. We have a passionate fan base, and they're here to watch us score touchdowns.
We're not scoring touchdowns, we're not getting first downs, we're not moving the ball and, obviously, we can't throw the ball. Of course they're going to be frustrated," Wilson said after the game, per ESPN.
Wilson had no problems with Saleh's decision
Streveler had a couple of notable performances for the Jets during the offseason.
When Streveler entered the game, the Jets offense had its longest drive but it didn't result in any points scored. In the end, Streveler completed 10-of-15 of his passes for 90 yards and also had 54 rushing yards. "We had nothing there.
You can't blame [Saleh] in that situation. He put Chris out there, and he's obviously great with his legs and his arm, and he was able to give us a little spark there. You could see that was the most we moved the ball all day, so you can't blame him," Wilson said.
Wilson, who was benched by the Jets in November, found himself again in the starting role after Mike White sustained an injury. After back-to-back losses to the Detroit Lions and Jaguars, Jets coach Saleh acknowledged Wilson not having confidence played a big part in their losses over the last five days.
"You'd be remiss if you didn't try to acknowledge the fact that there's a confidence thing there because when people are confident they can conquer the world. We have to help him and it starts with coaching," Saleh noted.