The jets were split on Zach Wilson ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft
It looks like some in the New York Jets organization didn’t focus on quarterback Zach Wilson before his defeat in the 2022 season.
For a work published on Wednesday, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reported that Jets general manager Joe Douglas, assistant general manager Rex Hogan and then offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur were sold to Wilson before the 2021 NFL Draft. However, Cimini noted that “some talent raters within the organization don’t consider Wilson worthy of the #2 pick” and instead see the BYU Cougars star as “a growing player who could start within three years.”
Additionally, “two sources familiar with the pre-draft process” told Cimini that Hogan and LaFleur “were the driving force behind the decision” to pick Wilson second overall, which the Jets did after the Jacksonville Jaguars picked Trevor Lawrence with No. 1 pick. Hogan and LaFleur are said to have gone so far as to suggest that Wilson might be better than Lawrence, which has clearly baffled some in the series.
Wilson’s second professional campaign was nothing short of a disaster. He miss the first three games because of a knee injury, produced lackluster performances on the pitch when he returned and annoying teammates about the club’s unwillingness to accept responsibility for the club’s 10-3 loss to the New England Patriots on November 20. That attitude eventually led to Wilson being substituted for Mike White. joyful of Jets players such as wide receiver rookie Garrett Wilson.
Based on GAME Stats, Zach Wilson finished last season in last place among qualified midfielders with a passer rating of 72.8 and a completion rate of 54.5%. He launched six touchdown passes and seven interceptions in nine games.
Jets and LaFleur “support” agreed to part ways last month. Meanwhile, Garrett Wilson,
run back to Breece Hall, and reverse angle Ahmad “Fever” Gardner is one of the notable names that have openly discussed the Jets could trade for the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers this season.