Jets fans demand Joe Flacco replace Zach Wilson as QB1 left teammates high and dry in loss vs. Patriots

Jets QBs Zach Wilson (l) and Joe Flacco (r)
Jets QBs Zach Wilson (l) and Joe Flacco (r)

Joe Flacco is a seasoned veteran quarterback who's currently in his 15th season in the NFL. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback is now being called upon by New York Jets fans to supplant Zach Wilson as the team's starting quarterback. This comes after the Jets had a total of 103 yards of total offense in their Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots.

Wilson went nine out of 22 passing for 77 yards and a quarterback rating of 50.8.

Fans took to Twitter to make their case to bench Wilson for Flacco:

One fan defended the second-year quarterback and said that Flacco cannot replace Wilson:

After the loss to the Patriots, Zach Wilson was asked by a reporter if his play let down the Jets offense.

Wilson replied:

“No. Are you serious?"

In the 2017-2018 season, quarterbacks Josh McCown and Bryce Petty threw for a combined 60 yards versus the Denver Broncos in Week 14. All-time, the team has thrown for under 100 yards in 55 games.


Should Joe Flacco become the Jets starter for the rest of the season?

While head coach Robert Saleh seems to be sticking with Zach Wilson, the numbers show that the team has played better under Joe Flacco. The former Baltimore Ravens star has started three games this season in place of Wilson. In those three games, Flacco threw for a combined 901 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.

So far, Wilson has 1,279 yards, four touchdowns, and five interceptions. Joe Flacco also has a lot more experience starting games in this league with 179 career starts and 163 with the Ravens in 11 seasons.

When Jets rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson was asked how bad the offense was in Week 11, he didn't hold back.

Garrett Wilson said:

"This sh*t is not okay. Straight up, it is not okay,'' the first-round pick said. "How many total yards did we have (103)? That shit is not going to fly. We got the dudes. It's time to be consistent. It's time to win the games we should win."

Wilson has thrown for under 200 yards passing in a game this season four times, including the loss versus the Patriots. He also hasn't thrown a touchdown in four of his last five starts, which was the case against the Patriots. In Week Nine against the Jets, the former BYU star had his lone game with a passer rating of over 100 (101.8 versus the Buffalo Bills).

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The New York Jets are still in the playoff hunt with a 6 - 4 record this season and in third place in the AFC East. Will Salah replace Zach WIlson with Joe Flacco if Wilson continues to struggle?

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The Jets drafted Wilson second overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. We'll see if Saleh makes the move as the 2022-2023 season rolls on.


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