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The New York Jets had a disastrous 2023 season, marred by injuries and poor performance. The season began with high hopes after the team traded for Aaron Rodgers, but those hopes were dashed when Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles injury after only four snaps. Zach Wilson, the former number two overall pick, stepped in for Rodgers, but failed to live up to expectations. With rumors swirling that the Jets might be looking to trade Wilson, there may not be a market for him due to his contract and inconsistent performance.

ESPN’s Rich Cimini noted that Wilson’s $5.5 million guaranteed salary and checkered body of work may make it difficult for the Jets to move on from him. Wilson has permission to speak to teams about a trade, but it’s unclear if any team would be willing to take on his contract. The Kansas City Chiefs have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Wilson, as they lack a reliable number two quarterback behind Patrick Mahomes. Wilson is under contract until 2026, giving any team that trades for him two years of team control.

Despite Wilson’s struggles, he still has potential and could benefit from a fresh start with a new team. As a starter, Wilson has a 12-21 record, completing 57% of his passes with 23 touchdowns, 25 interceptions, and a passer rating of 72.3 in 34 games and 33 starts. While he may not be ready to be a starter, he could thrive in a backup role. The Jets may still hold out hope for a trade, but it remains to be seen if there will be any takers for Wilson.

It’s not clear what the future holds for Wilson, but it seems unlikely that he will remain with the Jets for the 2024 season. With Rodgers expected to return and lead the team, Wilson’s role on the team is uncertain. Whether he is traded or released, Wilson will need to prove himself in a new environment. Despite his struggles in New York, there may be a team willing to give him a chance and help him reach his full potential. Time will tell what the future holds for Zach Wilson in the NFL.

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