Rookie quarterbacks have fought in the NFL this year. Each of them has fought in at least one game this season. However, for Trevor Lawrence of Jacksonville and Jack Wilson of New York, the struggle has been clear in every game. For Lawrence, much of the blame falls on head coach Urban Meyer. For Wilson, most of the blame lies with his offensive line.
Within three weeks, there was no quarterback Dismissed more times than Wilson. He has called 15 times through three games and hit behind the line of Scrimmage. He has been 20 times early (Tied for the NFL lead with Josh Allen, Buffalo). He has been pressured 43 times (leading the NFL), and he has seen 35.2 percent of his dropbacks (also at the top of the NFL). His offensive line must be brutal, right? Well, once you look closely at some of the data, you begin to realize that most of these bags are actually … Wilson Blame it
Of the 15 sacks Wilson suffered, Pro Football Focus recognized only five of them on the Jets offensive line.Morgan Moses: 1; Greg Van Rotten: 2; Connor McGovern: 1; Alijah Vera-takar: 1). It leaves ten sacks or two-thirds of the total, not the fault of the offensive line. Five sacks have been recognized by Jack Wilson. This leads to all NFL quarterbacks, both in total and in percentage.
The Jets offensive line isn’t actually as bad as you’d believe. Are they good? No, not in any part of the imagination কিন্তু but they must go through this “open border policy, not everyone” আমাদেরwe have been told that they are the kind. In fact, when Wilson goes back to pass, he usually has almost 2.5 seconds before the pocket collapses. This is the fourth best in the NFL with Detroit, New Orleans and LA Rams. Wilson has plenty of time to consistently throw the ball, but either can’t find the open receiver, doesn’t have the confidence to throw specifically and is making a second guess in the pocket, or his receiver can’t be opened normally.
It’s not the fault of the offensive line.
Now, you might be wondering “Well, then why aren’t other teams having the same pocket time facing the same pressure?” There’s a lot in that, but in short, because they throw the ball. Only one in three quarterbacks tied with Wilson in average pocket time (Gough, Stafford and Winston). Average throwing time More than Wilson’s 3.02 seconds (Winston – 3.17 seconds). Goff averaged 2.85 seconds this season, while Stafford averaged 2.71 seconds. With that number in mind, is it any wonder why Winston (31.3 percent stress rate) faces the same level of stress (35.2 percent stress rate) as Wilson, the only quarterback on this list? The New Orleans Saints have the most talented offensive line in the league, but the defense can only be so long lasting. If the quarterback doesn’t give up the ball, eventually, the Rashers will come to him.
Not to mention, Wilson didn’t do well, even given a clean pocket. Passing from a clean pocket, Wilson threw a touchdown, five interceptions and an average of 4.4 yards per game. Only one of Wilson’s seven obstacles came when he was blitzed. Even Jets right-wing guard Greg van Rotten said on record that Wilson must learn to get the ball out, according to Connor Hughes, who has beaten the author of The Jets The Athletic.
I’m not calling Wilson bust already. Their first few years outside of college have been hundreds of quarterbacks to endure the growing pain. However, we need to stop blaming the Jets ’offensive line. Rookie quarterbacks shouldn’t be above criticism, and fortunately, Wilson’s tendency to hold the ball too long is something that can work and can be improved by changing offensive schemes. This is not an irreversible problem, but until we acknowledge that Wilson has this problem, he will see no reason to improve.