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NFL Starting Quarterback In Danger Of Getting Benched Following Sunday Loss

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The New York Jets were held to 103 yards on offense Sunday in the team's 10-3 loss to the New England Patriots. 

Quarterback Zach Wilson struggled in the defeat, completing just 9 of 22 passes for 77 yards and failing to find the end zone for the entire contest.

In light of Wilson's poor showing in Week 11, head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media today and told reporters that he isn't naming a starting quarterback for the team's upcoming game against Chicago. 

"Jets coach Robert Saleh said he isn't committing to Zach Wilson as the team's quarterback for Sunday's game vs. Bears," Antwan V. Staley tweeted Monday. 

While Wilson's poor play on Sunday is certainly concerning, his postgame comments following the loss have caused even more criticism to be thrown his way. 

When asked if Wilson felt like he and the offense let down a New York defense that only allowed three points, the Jets' signal caller simply said "no" before moving onto the next question. 

Should New York decide to bench Wilson this week, the Jets will likely hand the keys to the offense over to Mike White or Joe Flacco. 

Flacco, who filled in for an injured Wilson to start the 2022 season, went 1-2 in his three starts while compiling five touchdowns to just three interceptions. 

In his seven games since returning from injury, Wilson has thrown just four touchdowns compared to five interceptions. 

If the Jets decide against Wilson and Flacco, Mike White is the only other option currently on New York's roster. In four games last season, White accumulated 953 yards through the air with five touchdown passes and eight interceptions. 

Now sitting at third in the AFC East, New York (6-4) will look to right the ship in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears.