John Beck, NY Jets, Zach Wilson, Hired
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Zach Wilson’s quarterback coach joins New York Jets’ staff

One of the main storylines from the New York Jets‘ 34-31 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals was the location of offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur. After spending the first six games of the season on the sidelines, LaFleur called the upset victory from up in the coach’s box. The move seemed to make a clear difference for the rookie play-caller.

During the game, fans on Twitter spotted a familiar face on the sidelines, wondering if he may have been the reason that LaFleur was able to climb up to the box.

Fans speculated whether the mysterious face with a headset was that of John Beck, the former BYU quarterback who serves as Zach Wilson‘s personal quarterback coach.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Rich Cimini confirmed that Beck has indeed been hired by the Jets and will be on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

Beck, 40, played quarterback at BYU from 2003-06. He is the third-leading passer in school history with 11,021 yards.

The Hayward, Calif. native orchestrated Wilson’s famous pro day performance in which he put on a dazzling display with numerous on-the-move throws. He also worked with eventual first-round picks Trey Lance and Justin Fields throughout the pre-draft process.

This seems like a positive move for the Jets. Wilson – as well as Mike White and the other quarterbacks – now have an experienced quarterback mind to coach them up on the sidelines while LaFleur can focus on orchestrating the offense with a bird’s eye view.

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