This former NFL QB was at MetLife Stadium today watching Zach Wilson and pinpointed one of the QB’s big issues right now.
New England radio analyst Scott Zolak, who played in the NFL from 1991-99, including a stint with the Jets, had this to say about Wilson in the second quarter of the Jets’ loss to the Patriots:
“He doesn’t want to get hit,” Zolak said on 98.5, ‘The Sports Hub.’ “He is staring at the rush right now. He doesn’t have his eyes downfield.”
Eye level is very important at the QB position. You need to keep your eyes downfield. If you are staring at the rush, it obviously impacts your ability to see the field and go through your progressions.
Zolak is surprised the Jets brass didn’t find a veteran QB after the injury to Aaron Rodgers in the opener.
“I am shocked that when Aaron went down, they had that meeting the next day and said, ‘We are saddling up and riding with [Wilson],'” Zolak said during the Pats broadcast. “Shocked they didn’t go veteran shopping.”