Jets head coach Robert Saleh appeared on The Michael Kay Show on Tuesday and was asked why the team is not benching struggling quarterback Zach Wilson in favor of veteran Trevor Siemian.
Rather than giving a clear answer, Saleh opted to “plead the fifth.” When pressed by Kay during his weekly ESPN New York radio appearance, Saleh appeared stressed and struggled to defend his rationale.
He said, “I don’t know… you got me. I’m going to plead the fifth on all this one.”
Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, has a disappointing 11-18 record as the Jets starter. In 30 career games, Wilson has only completed 56.6 percent of his passes for 5,622 yards with 20 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.
After a dismal performance on Monday night against the Chargers, the Jets will look to rebound in Week 10 when they head to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on Nov. 12, at 8:20 p.m. ET.
However, Saleh needs to come up with a better excuse than pleading the fifth.