Robert Saleh Claims Zach Wilson Has Actually Gotten Better Despite Being Benched For Practice Squad QB vs Jaguars

A once-promising New York Jets season came crashing down on Thursday Night Football after a 19-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The loss was yet another example of the good and bad of the Jets. Their defense is really good, it’s a championship-level defense and the Jets know it. Their offense on the other end? It’s a mess.

The team started QB Zach Wilson for the second straight week after benching him for Mike White back in November. It was a disaster. Wilson went 9-for-18 for just 92 yards and was benched early in the second half for practice squad quarterback, Chris Streveler.

This marked the second time the Jets had benched Wilson and a clear signal that his tenure with the Jets is over.. right? Not exactly. Following the game, Jets head coach Robert Saleh actually gave Wilson a vote of confidence, saying he’s “gotten better” and that we “haven’t seen the last” of Wilson as the Jets quarterback.

Now look, I get it.. Saleh is the coach and he’s going to stick by his players but he’s been benched twice in a six-week span. He’s clearly lost the locker room (it was evident the first time he was benched) and has no future with the Jets.

It’s over regardless if Saleh wants to admit it or not.