Jets sign quarterback Zach Wilson, No. 2 overall NFL pick in 2021 – .

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Jets sign quarterback Zach Wilson, No. 2 overall NFL pick in 2021 – .


General Manager Joe Douglas said, “At the end of the day our coaching staff, our scouts, all of us, we loved everything we saw of Zach and we were delighted to make him part of the team. ”

On draft night Wilson said, “You never really know until it happens on draft day, but that’s what I was hoping for, that’s what my family and I were praying for, it’s to be in that situation and to go plays for the Jets. ”

Wilson began to set the stage for his rise to the NFL draft table in his junior season last year, leading the Cougars to an 11-1 record, including their third bowl game and second bowl victory. with him in the offensive controls. He completed 73.5% of his passes – FBS’s second-best accuracy behind Alabama’s Mac Jones – for 3,692 yards, 33 touchdowns and just three interceptions – the TD to 1 INT ratio of 11 to 1 in FBS – and was sacked only 11 times. He also ran for 10 more touchdowns and 254 more yards on 70 carries.

For his college career, he completed 67.6% of his passes for 7,652 yards, 56 touchdowns at 15 INT and ran for 15 touchdowns.

Wilson is the eighth QB taken by the Jets in the first round. Joe Namath was also selected second in the Alabama overall standings in the 1965 AFL Draft. The first quarterback chosen by the Jets in the first round, Sandy Stephens of Minnesota in the 1962 AFL Draft, no. never played for the team. The other pitchers in the first round were Richard Todd (6th overall, 1976), Ken O’Brien (24th, 1983), Chad Pennington (18th, 2000), Mark Sanchez (5th, 2009) and Darnold (third, 2018).

Wilson is also Brigham Young’s draft pick not only in Jets franchise history, but in the NFL since the joint draft began in 1967.

One thing Wilson has enjoyed coming to the Jets for is the time he has already spent at the Atlantic Health Training Center, during the rookie minicamp in May, followed by OTAs and the full team minicamp last month.

” It’s awesome. I love everything about it, ”he said of the installation. “What a great place to come to work every day. It really is a dream come true, I don’t know if there is a better job in the world. ”

And with the news of Wilson’s signing, he just took his new job to the next level.

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