New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson became the latest rookie to have a poor touchdown-to-interception ratio against a Bill Belichick-coached New England Patriots defense in Sunday's Week 2 game.
Wilson completed 19 of 33 pass attempts for 210 yards with zero touchdowns and four interceptions in the Jets' 25-6 loss to the Patriots at MetLife Stadium. The No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft had three interceptions all last season with BYU.
Belichick's record with the Pats against rookie quarterbacks now stands at 22-6 after this latest victory, which also extends New England's win streak over New York to 11 games.
Here's a look at the updated TD/INT ratio of rookie QBs against Belichick's Patriots defenses:
- Regular season: 20 TD, 41 INT
- Playoffs: 2 TD, 3 INT (Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger in 2004 AFC title game)
The Patriots likely will play just two more games against rookie quarterbacks for the remainder of the regular season.
They will square off against Wilson and the Jets again in Week 7, with that game being played at Gillette Stadium. The Pats also will play against 2021 No. 1 overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars at home in Week 17.
Based on the stats above, and other several other factors, you have to like the Patriots' chances of winning both games.