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Zach Wilson lights up New York Jets OTAs on Tuesday afternoon

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Twitter timelines of New York Jets fans were peppered with reports of Zach Wilson’s Florham Park heroics.

New York Jets fans might not be physically present in Florham Park, but through the magic of Twitter’s 280-character limits, they have been able to vicariously experience the early goings of Zach Wilson mania.

On Tuesday afternoon, Wilson continued a promising few weeks of OTAs with another impressive practice. Reports of Wilson throwing strikes and leading the offense like a veteran were rolling in nonstop.

Elijah Moore showcased his versatility by lining up on the outside and beating the coverage of Bryce Hall for a deep shot.

Braxton Berrios got involved in the action with a couple of middle-of-the-field grabs as the Jets kept their skill-position rotation moving fluidly.

Denzel Mims and Keelan Cole got involved in the fun, but Wilson had one of his low points of the day as he was nearly picked off by linebacker Jarrad Davis.

All in all, the difference in processing speed and mental proficiency between Wilson and his predecessor has been noticeable to those in attendance.

Reading tweets about big plays in practice and imagining them as iconic moments being called by Jim Nantz or Ian Eagle in a real game is one of the best yearly traditions of Jets fandom (or any NFL fanbase, for that matter). Nobody knows for sure whether these plays will translate to the regular season, so it is perfectly human for Jets fans to bask in the glory of their team’s harmonious production on the practice field.

Additionally, after years of hearing reports out of New Jersey describing complete defensive dominance and worrisome offensive struggles (the latter of which always translated to the regular season), the consistent camaraderie of the offense this spring certainly must be a refreshing change of pace for fans.

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The Jets will be back on the field this Thursday for the final practice of OTAs before heading their separate ways. Players will return next week for mandatory minicamp. After that, they will head their separate ways before returning for training camp in late July.

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3 years ago

Is this a positive sign about our young QB or an indictment of a one-of-the-worst-in-the-league secondary? It might be a bit of both.