The New York Jets, who lost future Hall of Fame QB Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 to a torn Achilles tendon, were competitive for a time after losing him.
The Buffalo Bills won the Week 1 game against them, but then lost the next three in a line. They then won the next three in a series, including a victory over the defending NFC champ Philadelphia Eagles. It looked as if they might even be able to make the playoffs.
But New York is now on another three-game losing streak, and late in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills, third-year quarterback Zach Wilson was finally benched by head coach Robert Saleh.
Wilson’s maturity in responding to his benching was impressive, but the team still has a lot of problems. The whispers that Rodgers could return later in the season give fans some hope.
Rich Eisen argued that returning after a torn Achilles within three months is a bad decision, especially with the offensive line problems New York faces.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) November 21, 2023
A torn Achilles tendon has traditionally meant a year-long rehab program for elite athletes. While the science behind surgery and rehab has improved, there is still a long way to go.
According to reports, for now at least, Jets quarterback Tim Boyle will be the one in charge. He was 7 of 14 with 33 yards and an interception against Buffalo.
The loss to Buffalo was arguably the Jets’ worst offensive performance this season in a season that has been defined by poor offensive performances.
The team only managed 155 total yards and 92 yards passing, while committing 4 turnovers and allowing 6 sacks.
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