The dethroned Wilson appeared before his teammates on Wednesday in a crowded meeting room and marked his apology for the last Sunday’s news conference fumble the one that made him a national poster boy for lack of accountability. Cornerback D.J. Reed said, “ He’s going to do everything he can to win his starting job back,” “He made that very clear.”
The Jets has made a very loud statement on Wednesday with their quarterback shake-up, saying for the first time they’re willing to survive the world without Wilson. After 20 mostly unimpressive starts, he’s now their third-stringer. Coach Robert Saleh, whose strength is spinning negatives into positives, stated his intention to make sure Wilson gets on the field again this season. In throwing a bone to Wilson, who ranks 35th in Total QBR (37.6) over the past two seasons, Saleh opened the door for a potential quarterback controversy. That, of course, is the microview of this big and complicated quarterback change. Basically, Wilson is going into QB rehab for a few weeks. Or longer. It’s hard to say, really. This much is clear: The Jets’ forecast at quarterback is mostly cloudy.