Zach Wilson Nov 20, 2022; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) throws a pass against the New England Patriots in the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Defensively, the New York Jets were stellar in Week 11’s game against the New England Patriots. They still lost the game, when New England’s Marcus Jones scored on an 84-yard punt return, breaking a 3-3 tie in the final seconds. And in fairness to New York’s punting team, it might have been exhausted from overuse by that point of the game thanks to the struggles of the Jets offense and specifically, quarterback Zach Wilson.

Jones’ return came on New York’s 10th punt of the day. Wilson has had his share of struggles in 2022 but Sunday may have been the nadir. While he didn’t turn the ball over, Wilson finished the game with only 77 passing yards. And it wasn’t as though the Jets weren’t letting him throw. He attempted 22 passes in the game and completed only nine of them.

Football fans were highly critical of the performance from the second selection of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The good news for Wilson is that even after Sunday’s loss, he’s 5-2 as a starter in 2022. His performance, though, has been subpar.

On the season, Wilson has completed only 55.6% of his passes for 1,279 yards with four interceptions, five touchdowns and a 72.6 passer rating. He did run more on Sunday than he has in the previous games. Wilson’s 26 yards rushing exceeded his season total of 21 coming into the game. That was perhaps the only bright spot in what was an otherwise miserable outing.

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