Jets HC Robert Saleh claims Zach Wilson had his ‘best game as a professional’ against the Texans

Zach Wilson completed 27 out of his 36 passes for 301 yards, which was the third-most in a single game of Wilson's career.


Jets HC Robert Saleh claims Zach Wilson had his ‘best game as a professional’ against the Texans

Zach Wilson and Robert Saleh (Via Jets X Factor/ESPN)

In the absence of Aaron Rodger, the New York Jets have been through a lot, as their season has fallen to 4-8. However, the decision to pick Zach Wilson as the starting quarterback in the game against the Houston Texans has sure worked in the Jets’ favor.

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Entering the game, Wilson couldn’t lead his team to score any points until halftime. Till then, it seemed like a repetition of the vicious cycle that the Jets have been going into with their offense. However, as the rain disappeared and the second half began, the coin flipped, and so did the jets.

On the opening possession of the third quarter, Wilson threw a touchdown pass to Randall Cobbs, hoping the Jets scored 23 more points, leading to a phenomenal 30-6 victory. The quarterback Wilson finished the game by completing 27 out of his 36 passes for 301 yards, which was the third-most in a single game of Wilson’s career.

When asked about Wilson’s performance by Jets head coach Robert Saleh, he called it the most impressive one that he had ever had in his time in the league. 

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His best game as a professional. He made things happen. I thought he was outstanding today.
The head coach said
The three years here have been challenging. 
Wilson said during the postgame press conference

recalling how he was benched in favor of Tim Boyle and has finally gotten back to action. There’s no doubt that one game cannot overshadow the last three years, though this game was much needed by the Jets and Wilson.

How did Zach Wilson lead his team to a 30-6 victory against Texans?

Quarterback Wilson has been benched three times in his time with the Jets. However, when he returned this season, he didn’t leave any blank spots to prove why he was picked as No. 1 overall in the 2021 draft.

Zach Wilson
Zach Wilson (Via Deadspin)

After halftime in the game, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett initiated the gameplay that allowed quarterback Wilson to execute his touchdown throw. After many disappointing plays, Wilson went into this game fearless and with the mindset of taking risks.

And so he did. The most dangerous was in the early third quarter, on a third-and-12, when he flushed to the left to throw beyond his body straight to the center of the field, directed towards wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who scored a 25-yard gain.

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