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Jets' Quarterback Woes Deepen


The New York Jets encountered another setback in their quarterback lineup during a disappointing game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Zach Wilson, the starting quarterback, suffered a concussion before halftime, forcing an early exit from the game and subsequently being ruled out for the remainder of the match, which culminated in a resounding 30-0 defeat for the Jets.



Wilson's departure from the game initially stemmed from reported dehydration, according to the CBS broadcast. However, the situation evolved, and he was diagnosed with a concussion at the beginning of the third quarter, prompting his exclusion from the game and placement into the league's concussion protocol. Head Coach Robert Saleh addressed the change in Wilson's status, citing it as a decision made by higher authorities and confirming Wilson's entry into the concussion protocol.


The young quarterback's performance before his departure was lackluster, amassing just 26 passing yards and a passer rating of 44.9 on 4-of-11 passing attempts.


In Wilson's absence, veteran backup Trevor Siemian took over the quarterback duties for the Jets. However, despite his entry into the game with the team already trailing by 24 points, Siemian struggled to make a significant impact. He concluded the game with 110 passing yards, but two interceptions marred his performance, completing 14 of 26 attempts. The Jets' offensive woes extended beyond the passing game, with their rushing attack faltering as well. Breece Hall led the team with a mere 12 yards on six carries, contributing to a paltry total of 23 rushing yards and just 103 net yards overall for the team.



The defeat further compounded the Jets' challenges, dropping their record to 5-9. Subsequently, the Houston Texans' victory over the Tennessee Titans sealed the Jets' fate, eliminating them from playoff contention.


For the Jets, the loss to the Dolphins not only highlighted the struggles on the field but also underscored the mounting adversity in their quarterback rotation. As the team navigates the remaining games of the season, they face the task of regrouping and finding solutions amidst a challenging period marked by injuries and disappointing results.



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