Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson dominated at MetLife Stadium Sunday to safe New York’s first win of the season over the Tennessee Titans in time beyond regulation. 

Wilson completed with a 97.3 passer ranking after finishing 21 passes for 297 yards, two touchdowns and one interception to steer the Jets to victory. The rookie quarterback was sacked as soon as, avoiding the pitfalls of his first three video games the place he racked up 15 sacks. 

JETS’ ZACH WILSON WILL BE A THREAT WHEN IT ‘CLICKS,’ ROBERT SALEH SUGGESTS

The Jets have been main 27-24 with 5 minutes left in time beyond regulation. The Jets protection then pressured a 49-yard discipline purpose try with seconds left on the clock. Randy Bullock missed the kick, ending the Titans’ comeback bid. 

“The defense has been spectacular all season,” head coach Robert Saleh mentioned throughout his postgame press convention. “Stats don’t do justice [for] what they’ve been able to accomplish.”

New York Jets cornerback Bryce Hall (37) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Josh Reynolds (18) during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 in East Rutherford, N.J. 

New York Jets cornerback Bryce Hall (37) breaks up a go supposed for Tennessee Titans extensive receiver Josh Reynolds (18) in the course of the third quarter at MetLife Stadium Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
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The Jets offense struggled to get going within the first half however was picked up by strong defensive play. 

Saleh advised reporters Friday that Wilson would show why he was the No.2 general decide when it lastly “clicks” for him. Saleh believes that second got here late within the second quarter Sunday. 

“With these young kids — they’re kids — and when you get the ball rolling, you get a little confidence, and it starts to snowball. He showed everything that we see in practice. We see it all. The kid was outstanding.”

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at MetLife Stadium.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) throws a go towards the Tennessee Titans in the course of the first half at MetLife Stadium.
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Saleh known as Wilson a “playmaker,” including there are nonetheless issues he wants to wash up. 

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh hugs quarterback Zach Wilson before the game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. 

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh hugs quarterback Zach Wilson earlier than the sport towards the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. 
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The Jets took their first lead of the season late within the third quarter with Matt Ammendola’s 27-yard discipline purpose. After tying it up at 17, Wilson threw a 53-yard landing go to Corey Davis to take the lead with 9 minutes left within the sport. 

The Titans tied the sport to take the sport to time beyond regulation. But after the Jets ate up half the clock with their first drive and massive stops by the protection, quarterback Ryan Tannehill couldn’t discover the top zone. And the Titans missed a discipline purpose. 

Tannehill was 30-for-49 for 298 yards. He threw for one landing and was sacked seven instances.