The New York Jets’ 2023 campaign continued heading in the wrong direction after they suffered a 23-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football and dropped to a 1-3 record. However, the Jets might not feel too sorry about the defeat if it ends up being a turning point for their third-year quarterback Zach Wilson.
Wilson has struggled since replacing starter Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, with calls for his benching becoming louder with each bad pass. However, the former second-overall pick had one of his best games as a pro against the Chiefs, throwing for 245 yards and two touchdowns while finishing with a career-high 105.2 passer rating.
While coaching staff and teammates praised Wilson for his performance and the way he bounced back after weeks of criticism, the BYU product focused on something else during a chat with reporters. He revealed he was still thinking about the snap he fumbled midway through the fourth quarter that ended the Jets’ drive and caused them to never see the ball again.
“To be driving right there and to drop a snap — I cannot do that,” Wilson told reporters. “I lost us that game, and I can’t do that.”
The Jets will now hope that Wilson can build on the performance against the Chiefs and breathe some life into their otherwise disappointing season. The New York team faces the Denver Broncos next Sunday.