Wilson went 5-2 as the Jets’ starting quarterback this season. Those two losses came against the New England Patriots, when the Jets’ offense scored just two touchdowns in the two games.
The Jets (6-4), hoping to end an 11-year playoff drought, have shifted into a win-now mode. They believe they have a championship-caliber defense and don’t want to waste this opportunity because of erratic quarterback play.
On Monday, Saleh met with Wilson and told him he was evaluating the quarterback position, later telling reporters the same thing. The non-endorsement was significant because it marked the first time Wilson’s job security was called into question by the team.
Wilson, drafted second overall last year, missed the start of the 2022 season because of arthroscopic knee surgery after a preseason injury. Flacco started the first three games and went 1-2.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini contributed to this report.
Jets players told QB Zach Wilson won’t start Sunday