New York City sports radio legend Mike Francesa explained Monday what Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will have to do in 2023 and beyond, as long as Aaron Rodgers remains the starter.
Questions about Wilson’s abilities grew stronger in 2022 after he failed to take responsibility for how the offense performed in a brutal loss to the New England Patriots. Months later, the Jets acquired Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers and brought hope to the Jets faithful.
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Now the question remains: what will the Jets do with Wilson? Francesa appeared on her BetRivers podcast and said she didn’t think Rodgers was teaching Wilson anything on purpose. She said that’s not why the four-time MVP was brought to East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Francesa said Wilson will have to do everything he can to learn from Rodgers on his own.
«She’s going to have to hold on, practice, practice, practice, hurry up, learn and keep her mouth shut all the time,» said Francesa, via the social network. New York Post. «He’s been presented with a very, very difficult road to walk. Maybe he’ll come out on the other side, maybe he won’t. If he does, it’s going to be a great story.»
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«He earned where he is now. It was so bad. So, he’s got to put in the time, learn his trade, work on his footwork, learn how to quarterback. You’ll have a chance to watch and see how one of The best quarterbacks ever.»
Wilson made it clear in January that any veteran presence the team brought in at quarterback would give him «hell» in practice.
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In 22 games over his first two seasons, Wilson has 4,022 passing yards, 15 passing touchdowns and 18 interceptions. The Jets are 8-14 in their starts.