NFL: Wilson returns as Jets aim for rare victory

27 November 2021 22:55:24 GMTPlus11
Zach Wilson is back to boost the Jets

The New York Jets expect Zach Wilson to eliminate the rookie errors that blighted his early-season play with offensive co-ordinator Mike LaFleur stating the quarterback will "have a better grasp of the offense" when he faces the Houston Texans on Sunday.

The 13/10 Jets will attempt to halt a three-game losing streak when they face the 4/6 Texans in Houston, with both teams looking to improve their meagre 2-8 records and all the action on the Sports Live Streaming platform.

Wilson takes charge again

The quarterback carousel in New York has wheeled back to Wilson, the second overall selection in the 2021 draft, after mixed results under journeyman back-ups Mike White and Josh Johnson before last week's reappearance of veteran Joe Flacco under center.

Despite a mistake-free afternoon against the Miami Dolphins, Flacco couldn't generate enough offense to get the Jets a win and so Wilson's recovery from a knee injury gives him an instant shot at redemption in Texas.

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Prior to his injury, the rookie had completed just 57.5 per cent of his passes for four touchdowns and nine interceptions, holding onto the ball and taking too many sacks along the way.

LaFleur offers Wilson backing

LaFleur gave an encouraging answer about Wilson's evolution when asked if it was only possible for him to tell whether the rookie's ready by watching him in the heat of a game.

He said: "No, because us as coaches, we look at the practices. The improvements that I believe he's made these last three days compared to where he was a month ago, you could see it in those three days.

"Hopefully, it will carry over to Sunday. He's had a good week of practice to get himself prepared for this moment and I expect good things from him."

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