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Alabama legend Joe Namath disgusted by NY Jets quarterback play

Joe Namath and Nick Saban talk ahead of the game
via: Butch Dill USA Today Sports

Last Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots certainly left a lot to be desired offensively for the New York Jets faithful.

Just 10 points and 171 yards of total offense wouldn’t cut it at any level and it has led to the bulk of the criticism to be placed upon third-year quarterback Zach Wilson.

Wilson, who was the former second-overall pick, hasn’t performed up to par with his draft evaluation and many are ready for the Jets to move on at the position one of them being Joe Namath.

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The Alabama legend made an appearance on “The Michael Kay Show” on 98.7 ESPN New York to share his disgust with the quarterback play.

“I didn’t take anything positive out of it. It was awful,” Namath said.

A major frustration for Namath was the safety Wilson took late in the fourth quarter which extended the Patriots’ lead to five.

“You sit down?” Namatha said. “You sit down on a play? You go right down? What happened? I thought you’re trying to win and make plays. You quit on a play? What is going on? It’s disgusting.”

After two disappointing seasons to begin his career, Wilson was expected to sit behind Aaron Rodgers this year but when a knee injury ended Rodgers’ season four plays in, Wilson was thrust into action again.

But now three games into the year and the Jets playoff hopes fleeting, Namath has seen enough of the former BYU quarterback in New York.

“I wouldn’t keep him,” Namath said. “I’ve seen enough of Zach Wilson. All right? I’ve seen enough.”

Namath’s wishes may come true in the near future as the Jets recently signed Trevor Siemian to its practice squad.

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