The New York Jets have been struggling yet again this season, currently at last place in the AFC East with a record of 3-9. Among the Jets' woes is rookie QB Zach Wilson's health, as the young playmaker missed four games due to a PCL injury incurred in Week 7. However, Wilson was able to play in the Jets' lopsided 18-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles (6-7), where he played relatively well, completing 23/38 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite the loss and the knee issues, Wilson was optimistic about both his, and his team's future, as he felt that the Jets offense was finally clicking. Wilson's disposition after the game was elaborated on by ESPN's Rich Cimini:
“I felt like it was the first half I finally got to play football this year and actually felt like we were doing something on offense. I was getting things going and I was feeling comfortable with what we were doing on offense and things were just rolling.”
From there, Wilson provided a unique take to his rookie year experience so far, injuries and all. The rookie apparently is a glass-half-full kind of person, as he views things much differently from what the regular person who has just suffered a knee injury would.
Via Rich Cimini:
“The cool thing about my situation is, I'm kind of looking at it like it's my second year, kind of like I played the first season and took some games off because of injury. Now I feel like that excitement, the energy to want to play and finish this season is 100% there for me. I feel like I learned so many things and I worked to improve on them. Now I have to show them in the game. So now I feel like I'm two games into a new season.”
Whether or not Zach Wilson and the Jets get to salvage their season, one can't fault the rookie for his incredible amounts of optimism.