Justin Fields realized from Zach Wilson’s egregious errors and stepped up as a frontrunner
Justin Fields reveals management in apologizing to protection in Bears loss, whereas Zach Wilson felt like his three factors gave the Jets an opportunity to win
It is a story of two younger quarterbacks with two totally different approaches to management. One creates rising tensions. The opposite builds belief.
Zach Wilson takes no duty in New York Jets loss
On Sunday, the New York Jets misplaced in gorgeous trend to the New England Patriots when rookie Marcus Jones returned a punt in the waning seconds of the game to put the Pats on top 10-3 in an in any other case sloppy sport.
Whereas the Patriots had little to hold their hats on offensively, the Jets’ efficiency (particularly Zach Wilson’s) was far worse. Wilson accomplished 9 passes on 22 makes an attempt, for less than 77 yards, yielding a QBR of fifty.8. The Jets really recorded extra punts than Wilson accomplished passes.
Most quarterbacks after such a subpar exhibiting would arrive on the postgame press convention with some semblance of humility, if not outright disgrace. However not Zach Wilson.
When a reporter requested the second-year quarterback if he felt like he let his protection down, Wilson answered with an emphatic, “No.”
Clearly upset with the efficiency, what surprised most individuals, nonetheless, was the sheer lack of expertise of how this remark would play within the locker room. Quarterbacks are presupposed to be leaders, and when they don’t perform, it’s generally expected that they show that accountability.
Justin Fields takes a special strategy in Bears loss
The latest narrative in Chicagoland has been that second-year quarterback Justin Fields is beginning to step up and play to the extent anticipated of his immense expertise.
However within the 24-27 loss this previous weekend to the Atlanta Falcons, Fields got here up quick. Finishing 14 of 21 passes with a TD and an interception, he admitted that it wasn’t his greatest efficiency.
Little nugget I picked up: Bears QB Justin Fields apologized to his teammates after Chicago’s loss to the Falcons within the locker room postgame. Advised them the protection gave the offense an opportunity, and the offense did not get it performed.
Went a good distance with guys, after he’d performed harm.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 22, 2022
After the sport, nonetheless, Fields ripped up the play that Wilson had drawn up. As a substitute of defending his efficiency, he apologized to his protection. And this self-awareness and duty apparently went a good distance along with his teammates.
It’s unclear how each of their careers will progress, however it actually seems that Fields’s approach could keep him in a starting role far longer than his counterpart on the Jets.