Zach Wilson Jets New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson throws during warmups before an NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Wilson will not play due to a knee injury. Nfl Jets Vs Cincinnati Bengals Bengals At Jets

The New York Jets made a big decision about Zach Wilson Wednesday, deciding to bench their second-year starter.

After his horrific play against the New England Patriots, Wilson refused to take any accountability for the loss, which did not sit well with his teammates. So, because of his play and his lack of concern for his teammates, Wilson won’t see action this coming weekend against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

To his credit, Wilson stepped up to the mic on Wednesday and took responsibility for the situation.

Wilson seems to take it all in stride and knows he has to get better if he wants to play again.

“It was deserved,” said Wilson. “The way I handled the situation wasn’t right. I got to be a better football player and a better leader.”

Wilson also spoke to teammates about what he said. “It was a situation I knew I had to bring up to them,” he added.

He said he didn’t realize how bad it was until his dad texted him about his comments and he said he felt “awful” about what he said and that it was a “humbling” experience for him.

“The way that I handled the situation wasn’t right,” said Wilson. “I’ve got to be a better football player and then I’ve got to be a better leader for these guys.”

Maybe now the young quarterback has learned a valuable lesson about leadership and accountability that will help him throughout the rest of his career. Hopefully, for his sake, he hasn’t lost his teammates for good.

{Ari Meirov}

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