Zach Wilson’s short NFL career has been filled with miscues, depth chart shuffling and….

Zach Wilson’s brief NFL career has been filled with mistakes, ranking shuffles and other negatives, amid heavy criticism stemming from underperformance compared to his selection at No. 2 overall in the 2021 draft.

But Wilson is seething this week with confidence as he leads the The New York Jets enter Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins at Miami Gardens. Wilson returned to the starting role last week and had his best outing of the season. He completed 27 of 36 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns in a 30–6 rout of the visiting Houston Texans. It was a remarkable performance as New York (5-8) ended a five-game losing streak. “He has confidence in his abilities, his teammates and his coaches,” Jets coach Robert Saleh said of Wilson’s chances for another strong performance. “He has the ability to resume a match when he feels good. In my opinion, he must have continued confidence and courage and play with a laissez-faire mentality.” Wilson did not play in New York’s 34-13 loss to the Dolphins on the road (9-4 ) on November 24. This competition was the first of two relegations for Wilson, with now-sacked journeyman Tim Boyle making the first of two starts. Wilson, 25, was expected to be a backup this season after the Jets acquired future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers in the offseason.But Rodgers tore his Achilles tendon in the fourth tear of the season, and Wilson was returned to the starring role. This season he ran for 2,245 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. And the win over the Texans marked the second time he had a QB rating above 100 this season. “From what I saw, this is the best game I’ve ever played,” veteran Randall Cobb said of Wilson. “He just went out and played his ball without feeling limited. The pressure he’s been under the last two or three years – he went out there, put the ball away and played phenomenal.The Dolphins are coming off a 28-27 loss at home to the Tennessee Titans, a bitter setback that saw them give up 15 points in 51 seconds late in the fourth quarter to lose the game. “At the end of the day, it’s December football and no team is going to take their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter,” Dolphins linebacker Bradley Chubb said of the collapse. “We all need to be on one until the clock hits triple zero.” Miami’s powerful offense ranked No. 1 in total offense (423.6 yards per game) and No. 1 in scoring (31.6 points per game). 2, was seriously hampered by an ankle injury to star wide receiver Tyreek Hill (league-high 1,542 receiving yards).Hill, who missed Wednesday’s practice, had to sit out the entire second quarter and parts of the first and third periods because of the loss. Meanwhile, the Dolphins’ offensive touchdown attempts consisted of 7 and 12 yards due to Tennessee errors. Their other touchdown came on Zach Sieler’s 5-yard interception return. Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been sacked five times this season despite completing 23 of 33 passes for 240 yards.“It’s the NFL, anything can happen,” said Tagovailoa, who leads the NFL with 3,697 passing yards. “We needed to finish the game better with the time we had while we had the ball. » The Dolphins lost standout center Connor Williams (knee) this season. Liam Eichenberg, who will fill in at center, missed Wednesday’s practice with a calf injury. Left tackle Terron Armstead (knee/ankle), guard Robert Hunt (hamstring), running back De’Von Achane (toe), cornerback Xavien Howard (hip) and safety DeShon Elliott (concussion /ribs) also missed training.For the Jets, defensive ends Solomon Thomas (knee) and John Franklin-Myers (ankle), offensive tackle Carter Warren (hip) and wide receiver Jason Brownlee (ankle) all missed practice. Miami has won 10 of the last 12 meetings.For the Jets, defensive ends Solomon Thomas (knee) and John Franklin-Myers (ankle), offensive tackle Carter Warren (hip) and wide receiver Jason Brownlee (ankle) all missed practice. Miami has won 10 of the last 12 meetings.

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