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Jets’ Zach Wilson, Robert Saleh get real on 4-interception game vs. Patriots

Jets, Zach Wilson, Robert Saleh, Patriots

New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson was an absolute disaster against the New England Patriots on Sunday, throwing four interceptions in an ugly 25-6 loss. Three of those interceptions came in the first half.

Wilson was booed by his home fans during the game. The young Jets quarterback kept it real and admitted he deserved it:

Wilson also said it’s on him to be better and noted it’s important not to lose “that swag and mojo.” The worst thing a young quarterback can do is lose his confidence and just go into a shell, because that’s a recipe for the entire season to fall apart. At least he wasn’t seeing ghosts, or so he says.

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Jets head coach Robert Saleh also had some things to say about Wilson’s awful performance, acknowledging that the rookie’s decision-making needs to be better and that he needs to focus on making the simple play instead of forcing it all the time.

Saleh was also asked if he ever considered benching Wilson amid all the booing:

The Jets are putting their future in Wilson’s hands after making him the No. 2 pick in the draft, so it wouldn’t make all that much sense to yank him even amid a bad game at the very start of his career. The young gunslinger will have to learn from his mistakes and play through them. Bouncing back from adversity is an important characteristic to have as a quarterback. He did it relatively well in Week 1 after a bad first half, but Week 2 was just a total nightmare.

Wilson and the Jets are now 0-2 with a Week 3 date against the 2-0 Denver Broncos coming up. The rookie just needs to shake this game off.