I know Zach Wilson is a rookie. I mean he blew up last year on the scene with a huge season at BYU. Well his head coach Robert Saleh sounded as if he was warning fans to not get too big of expectations on the rookie.
“There’s a reason why being a rookie is hard in this league,” Saleh said. “There was a Hall of Famer yesterday [Peyton Manning] that was inducted that had a 71 quarterback rating his rookie year. It’s not easy to play quarterback in this league as a rookie, especially quarterback. But it is going to get worse before it gets better. But he’s at that point now where he’s going to be able to stack up days. We have the utmost confidence in him and his ability and his ability to figure out the mistakes and correct them and get to a better play.”
Many want the Jets young gunslinger to the be the savior, and he may end up being the truth, but Saleh is right, we have to be careful because there are growing pains with rookies.
There were reports that Zach Wilson held onto the ball too long on Monday, and finished the day with several interceptions, but rookies will struggle especially against a Robert Saleh defense.
Should we worry about it? I would not be too overly concerned right now, but it could be a problem in the future if not corrected.