Zach Wilson frequently exhibits his worst traits when playing for the New England Patriots.
In four career games versus the Patriots, the New York Jets quarterback was 0-4 with just two touchdown passes, seven picks, and a passer rating of 50.6 going into Sunday’s AFC East contest.
In the first half of Week 3 against New England, Wilson’s nightmares persisted: He completed just 5 of 10 passes for 29 yards and was sacked twice for a total loss of 19 yards as the Jets entered the half with just 39 offensive yards and three first downs.
Hall of Fame former Jets quarterback Joe Namath was observing from a distance, and he was not pleased with what he observed. Check out Broadway Joe’s tweets during the first half of the Patriots-Jets game on X (formerly known as Twitter):
Namath gave the impression that he had a problem with the entire Jets offense, including Nathaniel Hackett’s play-calling. The most of his rage, however, was reserved for Wilson, who repeatedly held the ball too long in the pocket with predictable outcomes.
Namath wasn’t the only Jets “fan” who was frustrated by what he witnessed at MetLife Stadium; CBS’ cameras captured one Jets supporter actually losing his set of false teeth while expressing his outrage. But Namath has some influence, and if Wilson doesn’t rapidly improve, calls for New York to replace him with a different quarterback option after Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending injury will only get louder.