NFL: Ranking every quarterback midseason

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NFL: Ranking every quarterback midseason: 32. Zach Wilson/Mike White – New York Jets

The New York Jets quarterback situation is a mess. Is it Mike White? Could it be a returning Zach Wilson? Is it Joe Flacco? This is by far the worst situation in the league, and it’s not even close. The Jets are still the Jets, and there’s no end to that in sight.

Zach Wilson has been the worst rookie quarterback in the league this season. When he went down with a PCL injury after a Matthew Judon hit against the New England Patriots, he had four touchdowns and nine interceptions. He’s never thrown for more than 300 yards and his best game against the Titans is looking more and more like a one-off performance.

Something just feels off with Wilson. He’s missing receivers, sometimes by a lot, and he hasn’t shown any ability to read a defense. Wilson rocketed past Mac Jones and Justin Fields in the draft rankings due to his performance at BYU, but maybe his lack of real opponents is hurting the start of his NFL career.

Wilson still has talent, but it will take a lot more work to get him to hit his ceiling. As far as talent goes, Mike White has never been one to show a ton of it. He was once a recruit of USF, but then he went to Western Kentucky. He was a three-star prospect coming out of high school, but that was a long time ago (and also not terribly impressive. There were 48 other QBs ranked ahead of him). He’s done a lot to get here, but don’t expect much from his career.