As the Jets were losing to the Patriots on Sunday, Joe Namath publicly questioned how Zach WIlson is being coached. Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Sep 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) is sacked for a safety by New England Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon (9) in the 4th quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Wilson largely struggled on Sunday as his New York Jets lost Sunday’s game to the New England Patriots 15-10. Sunday’s performance was enough for Jets legend Joe Namath to publicly wonder if the issue was with Wilson or his coaches.

Wilson completed exactly half of his passes on Sunday, going 18-for-36 for 157 yards. He didn’t throw an interception but didn’t record a touchdown pass, either. Wilson also gained only one yard on one carry as a rusher and was sacked three times, including once for a safety.

During the game, Namath took to Twitter with an observation about Wilson’s approach.

“I’m starting to wonder if Zach’s playing like he’s being coached,” Namath tweeted. “He’s making choices that are not intuitive to the quarterback position.”

Those comments drew a variety of reactions.

Namath’s comments are definitely worth looking at. There have been outside factors out of Wilson’s control in each of the first three games this season. And that could explain some of his early-season struggles.

But if he’s doing things that, as Namath says, “are not intuitive to the quarterback position,” that goes beyond a bad final stat line. That’s a significant issue. And if Wilson isn’t being coached to do that, he’s not being coached to do things differently. Either way, it’s a huge problem.

[Joe Namath]

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