Mike White looking to ‘capitalize’ on Jets opportunity

Mike White’s roller-coaster career is about to reach its highest peak yet. Will the screams that follow be cheers or boos? Only five weeks after he last was the Jets’ third-string quarterback, White will start Sunday against the Bears because of the surprising decision to bench Zach Wilson. It’s a moment that was not guaranteed … Read more

Zach Wilson must grow up if he wants to save his Jets career

There’s only one way to go from here for Zach Wilson. up As in, grow up. On the field, the Jets 23-year-old second-year quarterback can’t play much worse than he has, most recently in Sunday’s crushing 10-3 loss to the Patriots, against whom he was positively anemic. Off the field, Wilson has much to repair … Read more

Zach Wilson can follow Joe Namath’s Jets blueprint amid struggles

There are certain truths to quarterbacking in the NFL, and Zach Wilson is quickly becoming familiar with all of them. There is a steep learning curve. There are games in which it seems you are making progress at warp speed … almost inevitably followed the next week by a game when it seems like the … Read more

The Jets and Zach Wilson are on different timelines

The Jets saw their four-game winning streak end Sunday with a 22-17 loss to the Patriots. Here are some thoughts and observations from the game: 1. This season was supposed to be about a young Jets team growing and progressing with an eye on 2023. Things changed, though, over the past month with the Jets … Read more

Jets’ Elijah Moore address lack of Zach Wilson chemistry

Elijah Moore regrets that he became a distraction during a winning streak, but suggested that his issues with the Jets were bigger than he could keep inside. Speaking to reporters Sunday for the first time since he was sent home from the team facility after an argument with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur and subsequent trade … Read more

New York’s Jets, Giants and Bills means business early in 2022 season

Was a good Sunday in New York.illustration: Getty Images Look at the state of New York through the first four games of the season. Football fans from across the Empire State — and certain parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Canada — have reason to enjoy watching their teams through the first month of the … Read more

QB Zach Wilson ‘doesn’t flinch,’ rallies New York Jets to victory in season debut

PITTSBURGH — Quarterback Zach Wilson’s season debut included a historic touchdown catch, a two-quarter slump that nearly doomed the New York Jets and the biggest fourth-quarter comeback of his young career. “That was an ugly win, but that was some of the most fun I’ve had playing football,” Wilson said Sunday after a 24-20 victory … Read more

Jets must protect Zach Wilson, start Joe Flacco Week 1

Don’t do it. Don’t rush him. Be smart. Play Joe Flacco. Give Zach Wilson another week. Wilson, the Jets second-year quarterback who suffered a meniscus tear and a bone bruise in his right knee in the preseason opener against the Eagles on Aug. 12 in Philadelphia, understandably wants to return to the field sooner rather … Read more

The Bears have failed Justin Fields

Justin Fieldsphoto: Getty Images When the Chicago Bears traded up to draft Justin Fields with the 11th overall pick two years ago, fans in the Windy City were ecstatic, believing that their savior had arrived. All the team needed to do now was mentor him up, give him some protection and weapons, and let him … Read more

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson’s right knee surgery deemed a success, sources say

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The New York Jets can exhale. Quarterback Zach Wilson’s arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday was deemed a success, with no surprises from the original diagnosis, sources told ESPN. Wilson was diagnosed with meniscus tear and a bone bruise after a non-contact injury last Friday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, with sources initially … Read more