Somehow, it was not his worst fall of the day.
In the third quarter, Wilson was scrambling out of bounds towards the Jets sideline, and wound up colliding with his coach Robert Saleh. Salah did his best to catch his quarterback, but both men ultimately ended up on the ground.
Wilson's scramble did not pick up what the Jets needed for a first down, and New York elected to punt the ball away.
Zach Wilson and Robert Saleh just hit the deck together. pic.twitter.com/4Q6IVgC0OZ— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) November 19, 2023
Wilson would lead the Jets offense for one more drive, but after stalling with another punt, he was eventually benched in favor of Tim Boyle.
At the time of his benching, Wilson has completed just seven of his 15 pass attempts on the day and been sacked five times.
NFL fans had fun with the sequence, saying it was emblematic of Wilson's time in New York.
There’s so much in the play that captures the way the season has turned out for the Jets. https://t.co/A899rUZhUU— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) November 20, 2023
This is the Zach Wilson era in a clip. https://t.co/4hF0Nvb5NI— With EVERYBODY Sayin' - C! J! Writes! YEAH! (@CJWritesNThangs) November 19, 2023
This is a picture narrative of these two guys. The ineffective qb and the HC who refused to move away from him. They'll go down together. https://t.co/I2XoS0Hw2Z— Joseph Dredd (@JDGDredd1050) November 19, 2023
This is a literal metaphor. https://t.co/2Oh0EJaRwH— Jimmy Cigarillos (@JimmyCigarillos) November 19, 2023
The symbolism https://t.co/3K7I3EayOW— Green (@SuburbCacturne) November 19, 2023