AFC East news: Jets bench QB Zach Wilson

A twist out of the AFC East comes via the New York Jets.

On Wednesday, the Jets (6-4) announced that quarterback Zach Wilson has been benched. He will not start in Week 12 as New York is set to host the Chicago Beas on Sunday.

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Earlier this season, the Wilson-led Jets beat the Bills, 20-17, and the only team the young QB has lost to in 2022 is the New England Patriots. He has a 5-2 record as a starter this year.

Despite that, Wilson was a disaster in New York’s most-recent loss to the Patriots last week. He was 9-for-22 passing for just 77 yards. The Jets gained only two yards in the second half of the contest.

Going forward, the Jets will now turn things over to backup QB Mike White.

Flacco started three games for New York in 2021. The Jets went 1-2 in those contests.

In terms of the Bills, a lot can happen before these two sides faceoff again. The Jets visit Orchard Park in two weeks on Dec. 11.

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