Robert Saleh thinks it’s unfair to blame Zach Wilson for all the Jets’ offensive problems, so that is why he refuses to make a QB change.
“When speaking about Zach, I get it: There’s a yearning for more, or whatever it is,” Saleh said. “But it is hard to make changes just to make changes. Just to pacify something. Especially when someone’s not deserving. If he was deserving of it, I gotcha, let’s change something. [But] to say that one person is the reason for everyone failing, I don’t think that’s fair.”
Obviously, it’s patently unfair to blame Wilson for all the Jets’ offensive struggles. That would be foolish.
But with any struggling offense, it’s never all the QB’s fault. With 11 moving parts on offense, of course other people aside from the QB will make mistakes.
So if the standard for a QB change is, it has to be all the current QB’s fault, you can probably never justify a QB change. Probably ever! There will always be mistakes from people aside from the QB. Always!
“I’ve never felt like making one guy the fall guy is gonna make everyone around him better,” Saleh said. “Now if there was something that was gonna make things better, yeah, you always look at that. But Zach is actually playing pretty good.”
Wilson has thrown one touchdown pass in the last five games, and that was a 50-yard reception by running back Breece Hall, on a two-yard pass, and the running back amassed 48-yard after the catch with some great open-field running.
Bill Parcells always said about the QB position: “Your job is to get your team in the end zone and that is how you will be judged.”
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