Zach Wilson’s teammates cannot contain their excitement over the kid’s first NFL Rookie of the Week award.
The New York Jets and their fans are hoping it’s just the first of many. Come to think of it, his teammates are in the same boat—for if the quarterback plays well, so does the rest of the roster.
So, perhaps a Derek Jeter-like (business as usual-type) celebration was in order after Zach Wilson snagged his first NFL Rookie of the Week award.
Think again. (Hey, who says you can’t have at least a little fun?)
On a Thursday in Florham Park, NJ, the Jets social media team released a video featuring reactions from the rookie quarterback’s teammates. They reacted to the award dished out to Wilson for a Week 4 effort resulting in the team’s first victory of the season.
the guys showed Zach so much love 🤗 pic.twitter.com/K6MCT8lGsv
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 7, 2021
From George Fant’s near-rehearsed lines to Corey Davis’s overhyped reaction, numerous teammates reacted to the news while heading out to a non-padded practice.
Party animal Dan Feeney reacted with a WWE reference, sparking the legitimate thought that he’s daydreamed about a professional wrestling career a time or two. (Feeney, of course a heel, locked in a brutal storyline against babyface Stone Cold Steve Austin is probably written down or drawn out somewhere in his childhood box of memories.)
Nathan Shepherd walked by with a, “Let’s go for two weeks in a row,” whereas Foley Fatukasi took the opposite approach, playing it cool and unsurprised.
Wilson threw for 297 yards and two touchdowns (to one interception) on 21 of 34 passing against the Tennesee Titans this past Sunday—a 27-24 overtime victory.
Now the official titleholder, Zach Wilson heads to London with some hardware. We’ll all find out what he has in store overseas.
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