Zach Wilson Jets Oct 30, 2022; East Rutherford,NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) reacts after throwing a second half interception against the Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been known to stifle young quarterbacks over his career and did so in a big way on Sunday in their matchup against Zach Wilson and the New York Jets.

Wilson and the Jets put up some big counting numbers on offense but overall looked extremely lackluster, turning the ball over three times in the game on some pretty horrendous decisions coming from Wilson.

Despite a late comeback effort by the Jets, these costly turnovers helped the Patriots secure a 22-17 victory for their fourth win on the season.

Meanwhile, New York fails to get a big win in the AFC East and falls to 5-3 on the season, with many placing the blame on Wilson for his failures to protect the football throughout the game.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh was asked about Wilson’s struggles throughout the game and did not mince words about how crucial his mistakes truly were.

“He always has to play better,” said Salah via Pro Football Talk. “As soon as you step on the field, you have to play better. He has to play better and we’ve got to find ways to help him.”

Zach Wilson was selected with the second pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but has failed to show much development as a quarterback for New York in his young career.

The Jets have been 4-0 under Wilson prior to Sunday’s matchup against New England, but his subpar play has finally caught up to New York this week.

They will look to get back on track in another tough matchup against another AFC East rival next week when they face off with the Buffalo Bills.

[Pro Football Talk]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.