No changes are coming on the offensive side of the football for the Jets, despite the struggles over the past few weeks or even months.
Head coach Robert Saleh told reporters Monday he will stick with Zach Wilson at quarterback and Nathaniel Hackett as the offensive play-caller.
Robert Saleh is asked in news conference about potential Offensive changes:
Nothing with the QB, nothing with the play-caller. As far as personnel changes, we’re looking at some different personnel changes. We’re looking across the board to see if we can generate some offense.
— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) November 13, 2023
At this point, it doesn’t seem like too much of a surprise that Saleh is hanging on with Wilson. Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas have been holding onto hope for so long. The only quarterback move they’ve made since the Aaron Rodgers injury was adding Trevor Siemian to the practice squad. Siemian has yet to be on the active roster this season.
Saleh continues to defend the play of Wilson, despite him not throwing a touchdown and being sacked ten times in the last two games. “He’s actually playing pretty well,” Saleh said. “It’s hard to make changes just to make changes to pacify something,” he added.
Saleh did mention the team may look into “personnel changes” to try and get something going on offense.
As for who will call the offense, despite some perhaps thinking the reigns should be handed over to passing-game coordinator Todd Downing, Saleh is sticking with Hackett as the play-caller on offense. Hackett has had his own issues this season, especially in the end zone. But Saleh is going to stick with his guy.