Jets’ Zach Wilson came off the bench before a Bears game after a terrible performance against the Patriots

Second year quarterback Zach Wilson lost his job as a starting quarterback for the New York Jets.

After a violent protest against New England Patriotsand a post-game press conference that caused quite a bit of surprise, the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft was reserved for the Week 12 game in New York against the Chicago Bears.

Zach Wilson, number two for the New York Jets, takes on the New England Patriots in the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 11.  February 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Zach Wilson, number two for the New York Jets, takes on the New England Patriots in the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 11. February 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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ESPN first reported that Wilson would be on the bench, while the NFL Network reported that Mike White would start in his place. This was later reported by The Jets.

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Wilson, who is 5-2 with the Jets 6-4 starting, has struggled to start the passing game since returning from a preseason injury, throwing four touchdowns and five interceptions in his seven starts.

Wilson really struggled on Saturday, completing just 9 of 22 passes for 77 yards and throwing two shots that should have been intercepted by New England defenders.

Zach Wilson, number two for the New York Jets, passes to the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on November 11.  February 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Zach Wilson, number two for the New York Jets, passes to the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on November 11. February 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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The Jets defense held Patriots scored only three pointsbut an 84-yard return from Marcus Jones and a touchdown with less than 30 seconds left in the game gave New England the win.

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After the game, head coach Robert Saleh told reporters that changing quarterback was “the furthest thing” he could think of.

However, Saleh changed his mind on Monday, telling reporters that the team “kept everything under wraps” after watching the footage.

“When you’re on a plane, you’re watching a tape and you’re just seeing some things and you’re taking notes and it’s just me taking a step back… Just take a deep breath and say, ‘You know, ‘Everything needs to be judged.’ When you attack 100 yards, I don’t care how good New England is, and they are good, it’s unacceptable,” Saleh told reporters. “This is not NFL football. So they talk about everything.

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“The quarterback is part of a lot of the questions that are being talked about, and that’s something we need to find an answer to, and we need to do it by Wednesday.”

Wilson was torn in the media for lack of responsibility after speaking out against New England.

Zach Wilson, second player for the New York Jets, watches ahead of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 11.  February 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Zach Wilson, second player for the New York Jets, watches ahead of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 11. February 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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Asked if he thought the offense had “let down the defense,” Wilson gave a short answer.

“No,” he replied before leaving the podium.

The Jets are looking to end an 11-year playoff drought.

Scott Thompson of Fox News contributed to this report.