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Zach Wilson says playing for New York Jets would be ‘dream come true’

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Top-tier 2021 quarterback prospect Zach Wilson spoke about the possibility of playing for the New York Jets at his BYU pro day.

For months, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson has been discussed as a potential target for the New York Jets with the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Now, the Wilson discussion has reached its high point.

On Friday, Jets brass got to see Wilson in person at his pro day in Provo, UT. Head coach Robert Saleh, offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur, and general manager Joe Douglas were all in attendance.

When asked by ESPN what he would think of going to New York at No. 2 overall, Wilson had something interesting to say.

“Obviously it would be a dream come true,” Wilson said on Friday. “It was great to see those guys out here. I’ve spent some time with them on Zoom meetings and talking back and forth, but nothing more than any other team.”

Regarding his communication with the Jets throughout the process, Wilson was clear in that his time with the Jets hasn’t exceeded other NFL teams. He also mentioned that he’s ready for any team that drafts him.

Official measurables

One of the hot topics going into Wilson’s pro day was the fact that the world would finally get an accurate read on his measurables. Wilson’s size has long been a common discussion topic, with many questioning the legitimacy of his 6-foot-3 measurement at BYU.

As it turns out, those who doubted the 6-foot-3 mark were correct, but Wilson still checked in with good measurements across the board:

  • Height: 6-foot-2 and 1/8
  • Weight: 214 pounds
  • Hand size: 9.5 inches

The workout

Wilson’s workout was largely praised. While he did it in shorts while throwing against invisible defenders, he showcased intriguing mobility, touch, and velocity.

How this impacts Sam Darnold’s Jets future is the all-important question of the moment. Douglas had previously told reporters that he would accept calls on Darnold, yet it seemed no concrete decision had been made.

Now that Zach Wilson’s pro day has come, perhaps Joe Douglas and the New York Jets have a better idea of how they’ll attack the quarterback situation.

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Dark Demonik
3 years ago

Call me crazy i don’t care but Wilson is going #1 to the Jags

3 years ago
Reply to  Dark Demonik

That would be insane if it happened. I mean, that would be like Mayfield going #1 to Cleveland, but on steroids. Suppose anything is possible with Urban Meyer.