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Robert Saleh Has Telling Comment On How Jets Players Feel About Zach Wilson

New York Jets head coach Zach Wilson

New York Jets head coach Zach Wilson

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is having a rough couple of days. 

After putting up his worst showing of the season against New England on Sunday, Wilson was bashed by NFL analysts and fans alike after a snarky comment made by the quarterback following New York's 10-3 loss to the Patriots. 

Then, earlier this morning, Wilson was benched for the team's upcoming game against Chicago. 

In the aftermath of his demotion, Jets' head coach Robert Saleh spoke to reporters Wednesday and made an interesting remark on whether or not the locker room had bailed on Wilson. 

"Maybe there's a little irritation at the moment," Saleh said initially, then adding "but I don't think there's hate."

"Maybe there's a little irritation at the moment (...) but I don't think there's hate," Robert Saleh said Wednesday according to Connor Hughes.


Even if Wilson hasn't fully lost the Jets' locker room, Saleh's transparent commentary about discontent among New York players is certainly telling. 

Replacing Wilson as the Jets' starter Sunday will be Mike White. 

While not yet having played in 2022, White actually started three games for New York last season. He completed 68% of his passes and averaged just over 250 yards per game while leading the Jets to a 1-2 record in his three starts. 

White's numbers last season, while not gaudy, are better than what Wilson has shown the Jets in 2022. Wilson has completed north of 67% of passes in just one game this season, whereas White's career completion percentage sits at 66.7%. 

The Jets and Mike White will take on the Bears at 1:00pm EST this Sunday.