The jury seems to be out on Zach Wilson. The Jets QB has recently been under a lot of pressure from his teammates for not performing well enough to win them games, despite stellar performances by the team’s defense.
That being said, the Jets have now decided to bench their 2021 second-overall pick for the foreseeable future in favor of backup QB Mike White. The 27-year-old quarterback lit up the league with his recent performance and is now looking to make the Jets’ QB1 role his own.
And by the looks of it, his teammates sure are happy about the change. Multiple Jets stars were seen sporting Mike White t-shirts as they prepared to board their plane for Minnesota to take on the high-flying Vikings.
Some would argue that Zach Wilson has done very little to win over his teammates this season. Apart from his unflattering performances, the QB had recently refused to take any blame for his team’s loss against the New England Patriots a few weeks back.
The Jets currently have a 7-4 record and are third in the highly competitive AFC East behind the likes of the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins.
White, while adored by Jets fans and players alike, has a tough task cut out for him this weekend against the Vikings, who sit top of the NFC North with a 9-2 record.
Whether or not White can sustain his magic against the NFC franchise remains to be seen. But if he manages to lodge another three-touchdown performance in Week 13, things will surely get more difficult for Zach Wilson going forward.
Is Zach Wilson playing tonight against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13?
Zach Wilson will not start against the Vikings this Sunday as Mike White will remain the starting QB for the Jets for the second straight week. Franchise head coach Robert Saleh informed reporters on Friday that the QB will remain inactive and veteran Joe Flacco will be the backup to Mike White.
The former BYU star did not take the field for the Jets against the Bears last week, where they cruised to a 31-10 victory. White will look to continue his hot streak against a Vikings pass defense which is currently ranked dead last in the NFL.