Zach Wilson returns looking to keep Jets’ offense firing against Texans

HOUSTON — Zach is back, and now we will see what that means for the Jets’ attack. 

After missing four of the previous games due to a knee injury, Zach Wilson will be back in the starting lineup against the Texans on Sunday. Wilson has watched the offense take off without him — whether Mike White, Josh Johnson or Joe Flacco was playing quarterback. 

After averaging 272.3 yards in six of the previous games, the offense averaged 435.8 yards in each of the last four. BYU’s rookie quarterback said that he was not trying to prove anything with his return. 

“I don’t really care what anybody really thinks, if I’m being honest,” Wilson said. “I want to see improvement in myself, as far as when I watch the tape at the end of the day, do I see improvement. You don’t have to focus on the win column or the stats. The wins will come naturally if we look at every player individually. And so I just got to be able to go in there and grade myself based off of how I’m doing each and every single play of just making the best decision I can.” 

Robert Saleh (Jets coach) and Zach Wilson (Texans head coach), are returning to the Jets.
Bill Kostroun/New York Post

Wilson explained that Wilson’s goal was to play quickly, in the offense, and allow his playmakers to make plays. 

The 2-8 Jets will be playing in the same weight division. They can challenge the 2-8 Texans and may even win their third victory. The Jets, however, are also viewed by the Texans in the same manner. After a stunning 22-13 victory over the Titans, the Texans should feel good about their accomplishments. 

The Jets have lost three straight games, including last week’s 24-17 loss to the Dolphins. The Jets could have won that game, but made numerous stupid mistakes which cost them the chance. 

This week, the focus was on not making self-inflicted mistakes that could lead to you losing games. 

“That’s what it’s all about. When you have those situations like that, can you learn from it?” linebacker C.J. Mosley stated. “Whether you adjust it on the sideline the next play or whether it comes back up a few weeks down the road, that’s when teams start to take their jump when they stop making those … the things that beat them or the things that we do to get us beat, eliminate those mistakes and not have them reoccur, that’s how we take one small step to get better.”

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