Zach Wilson, the rookie quarterback for the New York Jets, is currently the worst starting quarterback in the NFL. The numbers now support this theory. Wilson had already led the NFL in sacks with 15 in just three games.
Wilson had already led the NFL in sacks with 15 in just three games. With seven interceptions, he was tied with fellow rookie Trevor Lawrence for the most in the league, but he quickly took the lead. Wilson threw his eighth interception of the season in the second quarter of today’s game against the Tennessee Titans, after the defense had held the Titans to a field goal to give up a 6-0 lead. Wilson’s intended receiver slipped on the route, allowing Titans defender Kristian Fulton to pick him off easily. The Titans would have taken a double-digit lead if it hadn’t been for a strong defensive effort. They were instead held to a field goal and a 9-0 deficit.
Zach Wilson continues his INT streak in every game.pic.twitter.com/BR8rxc4iMU
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 3, 2021
Fortunately for Jets fans, the offense regrouped on the next drive. Wilson led them on an 11-play scoring drive that ended with a Michael Carter touchdown to put the game out of reach at 9-7.
Through three games, the Jets offense has been the worst in the NFL, averaging less than seven points per game. They were anemic on offense in the first quarter for the fourth time this season, scoring zero points.
Despite scoring a touchdown after two games without one, they’ll remain abysmal if Wilson continues to throw interceptions at this rate. This season, he’s on pace to throw 34 interceptions, the most by a quarterback in a generation. The game is broadcast on CBS.