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Sean Payton says Zach Wilson ‘absolutely’ can win back starting job despite benching, won’t happen overnight

Dec 16, 2022

The NFL can be very quick to move on at the quarterback position.

The New York Jets are the prime example, drafting Sam Darnold with the third overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, only to move on from Darnold three years later by drafting Zach Wilson with the second overall pick of the 2021 draft.

Wilson now finds himself in a situation not dissimilar from the one Darnold was in when the Jets drafted the quarterback out of BYU, as former fifth-round draft pick Mike White has gained the respect of the locker room over the past three weeks.

Unlike Darnold, Wilson appears to have the opportunity to win back his job after being named the backup quarterback by head coach Robert Saleh on Wednesday.

It will be a major challenge for Wilson who has been inactive in each of New York's last three games as White has earned praise from his teammates through his on-field performance and willingness to play through pain.

Source: Fox News

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