Jets’ Coach Offers Hope on Offensive Challenges Amid Injury Clouds in Critical Week 11 Clash with Bills..

Garrett Wilson’s availability for the New York Jets’ Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills remains uncertain due to an elbow injury suffered in their recent loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Despite the ambiguity, head coach Robert Saleh offered an optimistic update, stating that “everything is positive.” Saleh mentioned that Wilson needs to clear a couple of hurdles before a final decision is made.

The potential absence of Wilson poses a significant challenge for the struggling Jets offense, as he has been their most reliable playmaker, leading the team with 55 receptions for 642 yards and two touchdowns.

In the previous game against the Raiders, Wilson recorded nine catches. Notably, he played a pivotal role in the Jets’ Week 1 overtime victory against the Bills, hauling in all five targets, including a touchdown.

The Jets’ wide receiver depth chart behind Wilson presents concerns, with Allen Lazard having 20 receptions but also holding the worst drop rate (20 percent) in the NFL. Rookie Xavier Gipson has four catches, and veteran Randall Cobb has disappointed with only three.

Quarterback Zach Wilson has struggled to connect with receivers, throwing only five touchdown passes this season, with three going to wide receivers (two to Garrett Wilson and one to Lazard).

The Jets’ offensive struggles are further highlighted by their lack of offensive touchdowns in the past 11 quarters and 36 possessions. They currently rank 30th in the league in scoring, last in red zone touchdown percentage, and have the lowest third-down conversion rate.

In response to the offensive challenges, Saleh has promised changes, though specific adjustments were not detailed. Notably, the Jets cut third-string running back Michael Carter, creating an opportunity for the activation of explosive rookie Izzy Abanikanda.

Beyond his on-field contributions, Garrett Wilson, at 23 years old, has emerged as a team leader and played a role in organizing a players-only meeting for the Jets earlier in the week.

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