The New York Jets have had a rough time in their last two games, both ending in losses, and a contributing factor has been the subpar performance of quarterback Zach Wilson.
In their recent 15-10 defeat against the New England Patriots, the second divisional matchup of the season, Wilson’s struggles were once again evident. This prompted reporters to question head coach Robert Saleh about whether the 24-year-old would continue as the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.
Saleh responded affirmatively with a “yes,” asserting that Wilson provides the team with the best chance to secure victories. However, during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith appeared to take issue with Saleh’s comments.
“First of all, Coach Saleh, stop lying to the American public. Stop lying to people,” Smith said.
“You know good and damn well you don’t believe in this kid. You know this. You’re just making yourself look like a fool when you say something like that. You do not believe in him. You have no choice. You’re stuck with him. I know you have to give the pomp and circumstance, but damn it, you don’t have to go overboard with it. He’s been doing that.”
The Jets’ record dropped to 1-2 for the season following Sunday’s loss to the Patriots, and they will be looking to bounce back in the upcoming week.