“It’s time to grow the fudge up”: NFL Analyst slams Zach Wilson for turning into a TURNOVER machine


Zach Wilson has not been a regular feature for the New York Jets in the 2022-23 regular season. However, they entered Week 8 matchup against the New England Patriots with a 5-2 tally and got a really harsh reality check. In a 22-17 loss, Wilson tossed three interceptions, giving Dan Orlovsky the right to fire a verbal attack on him.

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May 7, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson during rookie minicamp. Mandatory Credit: New York Jets/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

On the latest episode of ESPN’s Get Up, Dan Orlovsky called out the #1 Quarterback of New York Jets for not maturing enough to handle the situation of the game. The NFL Analyst emphasized on how Zach Wilson needs to realize where his team is standing in the AFC East division and needs to quickly pull up his socks.

He said, “If I was in Zach Wilson’s quarterback room right now, this is what I would say to him. It’s time to grow the fudge up, dude. Time to grow up, dude. You’re not in the Mountain West anymore.”

Dan Orlovsky calls out Zach Wilson, New York Jets

The New York Jets have worked hard without Zach Wilson in majority of the 2022-23 season. Given that this team is making a worthy effort to contest in the playoffs, perhaps Orlovsky did raise a valid point.

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – AUGUST 11: New York Jets Quarterback Zach Wilson 2 in action during New York Jets Training Camp on August 11, 2021 at the Atlantic Health Training Center in Florham Park, NJ Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire NFL, American Football Herren, USA AUG 11 New York Jets Training Camp Icon210811049

Dan added, “There’s a difference between carelessness and aggression. There’s a difference between confidence and ego. Right now, you play with such ego, such carelessness, such recklessness with the football. And there’s moments in that game you sit there and go, that’s what it looks like.

There’s that second-round talent. But these decisions are unbelievably reckless. You don’t have to do this anymore, Zach Wilson. You are a talented enough player and there are 70 snaps, a game. This means you have to grow up.”

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