Zach Wilson Dec 22, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) looks on from the sidelines during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Well before Thursday night’s Week 16 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars started, things were already going poorly this season for New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. The No. 2 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft was benched for Mike White and only returned to the field when White got hurt. Thursday night was no better.

Wilson struggled throughout the first half and was constantly booed by the Jets fans at MetLife Stadium. After leading a pair of three-and-outs to start the second half, he was replaced by Chris Streveler. The offense immediately began to move the ball with Streveler, but ultimately came up short with a turnover on downs deep in Jacksonville territory. But New York was more effective on than it was through the entire game to that point.

Shortly after that drive stalled, Albert Breer of NFL Network tweeted out an amazing stat.

What a weird night …

  • Jets offense with Wilson for 7 possessions: 78 yards.
  • Jets offense with Streveler for 1 possession: 83 yards.

Streveler was by no means perfect. The biggest play of that possession was a 30-yard completion to tight end, C.J. Uzomah, a play that likely would have gone for more if Uzomah didn’t have to stop to catch the underthrown pass.

Still, the offense had noticeably more juice to it when he was running the show.

[Albert Breer on Twitter]

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