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Jets’ Zach Wilson wants to be ‘loose’ down stretch

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — When the Jets confronted the Dolphins 4 weeks in the past, Zach Wilson watched from the sideline as Joe Flacco began at quarterback. 

Now, it’s his flip. 

Wilson will make his fourth begin since coming back from a knee damage towards the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. Wilson has had two duds and one promising efficiency since he has returned. 

The 3-10 Jets don’t have anything left to play for this season, and it’s all about determining who’s a part of the longer term now, beginning with Wilson. The discuss this week has been about Wilson’s eyes and having them transfer by way of his progressions faster so as to enhance his accuracy. 


Jets quarterback Zach Wilson throws as quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, right, looks on at practice in Florham Park, NJ.Zach WilsonInvoice Kostroun/New York Post

Wilson feels like a participant struggling to determine how to play like his coaches need him to, but additionally not overthinking issues and taking part in instinctually like he has earlier than he entered the NFL. 

“I just need to play loose and not try and be such a perfect pocket passing quarterback all the time,” Wilson stated. “That’s the biggest thing. I’m just trying to do so right by the coaches and what they’re asking me to do and a part of it, I need to just be loose and play free and obviously play within the offense but just react and throw the ball like I’ve always known how to throw the ball, and that’s what’s so cool about these next games.” 

The 6-7 Dolphins enter this recreation using a five-game successful streak and are combating for a playoff berth. Miami coach Brian Flores is thought for his attacking fashion and his love of bringing blitzes, one thing that may problem Wilson. 


Wilson bounced a couple of quick passes final week, one thing he has to clear up. If he could make a couple of of the straightforward throws this week, that could be a step in the best path. 

“I know Zach’s frustrated with it, and I know he has made those throws his whole life,” Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur stated. “The difference is this is Sunday in the NFL, the speed of the game is just faster, and things are happening faster. I think, not to speak on any of the rookies because I don’t know what’s going on with other quarterbacks, just from the naked eye, it’s going fast for a lot of guys. It takes these guys at all different speeds to catch up to it.”

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