Is this a quick fix for the Jets, or could it take a while?

Is it really possible to fix him that fast?

After Robert Saleh announced that Mike White would replace Zach Wilson at QB last week, he said, “The intent, the full intent, is to make sure Zach gets back on the football field at some point this year.”

So the day after Mike White went 22-28 for 315 yards, three touchdowns and a 149.3 QB rating in a win over the Chicago Bears in a rainstorm, Saleh was asked if that would make him reconsider his plan to, “make sure Zach gets back on the football field at some point this year.”

“No, like I said, we’re going to go week to week,” Saleh said. “There’s things that we’d love to see Zach accomplish over the course of, we’ll call it a reset, and this is Mike White’s opportunity, that doesn’t change. So, Mike’s got an opportunity to go stack another great day up this week and when we feel like Zach is ready to roll, he’s going to roll.”

Is it possible, for a QB, who needs a lot of work on his throwing mechanics and footwork, to have those things fixed over the next month, allowing him to take the field again this season, without those issues?

That might seem a like a pipe dream to some. Often, when it comes to issues with footwork and throwing mechanics, it takes months to reverse the bad habits, because they are entrenched in a player’s muscle memory.

This might take the rest of this season, and an off-season.

Did you ever try to change your golf swing? That doesn’t happen overnight.

And also, how much time does the OC and QB coach have to work on fixing Wilson’s mechanical issues, when they have to prepare the current starting QB for big games coming up with playoff implications?

Is it possible for Wilson to fix things like throwing off his back foot too much? Of course.

But it might be a long shot for that to happen fast enough for him to come back minus these issues late in the season.

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Dan Leberfeld
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