Not about being right in draft, it’s about winning

The Jets haven’t been dealt the best hand, but that doesn’t mean their season is over.

They lost QB Aaron Rodgers early in their season opener opener to an Achilles injury. He’s out for the season

So they are going with Zach Wilson at QB.

But Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas can’t let confirmation bias impact their decision-making at the QB position moving forward.

Confirmation bias is when you make decisions based on trying to prove you were right about a big decision, as opposed to looking at the evidence.

The Jets picked Wilson #2 overall in the 2021 draft. They can’t let trying to be right about the pick cloud their judgement.

If Wilson struggles, they need to have a backup plan and be willing to go with it. They have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL. They can’t waste that chasing a dream with Wilson if he’s not playing well.

That won’t play well in the locker room.

If Wilson plays well, of course you stay with him, but if not, it’s imperative that the Jets avoid confirmation bias at all costs.

This isn’t about being right in the draft, it’s about trying to win games with a stacked roster.




Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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