Zach Wilson, Eli Manning
Zach Wilson, Eli Manning, Jet X Graphic, Getty Imagex, IG: ZachWilson

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson made a ‘funny’ while using a picture he posed for with Eli Manning.

Critics of Zach Wilson claim that he has a lot to learn as he enters his second season as the New York Jets franchise quarterback. Fortunately, he’s appeared to have turned to some reliable sources that know to succeed in the tri-state area gridiron.

Wilson’s most recent Instagram story, documenting his time at an apparent memorabilia event, revealed that he came face-to-face with Lawrence Taylor and Eli Manning, legends of the Jets’ blue MetLife Stadium co-tenants that have united to win four Super Bowls.

The current Jets thrower is grateful in his post with Taylor, not for the photo opportunity, but rather that “he’s not playing anymore,” accompanied by a sweating, panicked emoji.

Taylor, of course, was well known for his quarterback takedowns as a Giant, earning 142 sacks in his NFL career.

Zach Wilson, Lawrence Taylor
Zach Wilson, Lawrence Taylor, IG: ZachWilson

Wilson hopefully gleaned a little knowledge from his next guest Manning, one with a penchant for both winning Super Bowls, throwing clutch touchdown passes, and earning high-profile wins over the New England Patriots.

Alas, Wilson appears to be filled only with humorous regret, bemoaning his posture upon meeting the longtime East Rutherford staple.

Zach Wilson, Eli Manning
Zach Wilson, Eli Manning, IG: ZachWilson

Basking in the glory of former Giants might be seen as taboo in the eyes of some Jets fans, but surely no help can be rejected at this point.

Wilson, armed with some offensive tools to work with (including new blocker Laken Tomlinson and tight end C.J. Uzomah), will look to end the Jets’ 11-year playoff drought, by far the longest active postseason absence in the NFL.

Wilson’s meeting of the New York minds appears to be a brief step away from his training endeavors, which have welcomed in several of his offensive teammates.

Defensive lineman Quinnen Williams stopped by to comment on documentation of one of the workouts, bemoaning that “TE #5” couldn’t join Wilson and offensive weaponry Braxton Berrios and Michael Carter.

Such workouts have taken place in both Miami and Wilson’s former collegiate stomping grounds of Provo, UT, as one of his latest regular posts detailed the BYU alum training at the Cougars’ indoor practice field, set to the prophetic tune of “What’s Next” by Drake.

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email:
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1 year ago

I like this QB. He has a great sense of humor and a proper perspective on life. I am hoping for a step up this year in terms of performance. Let’s hope we get a great WR in the draft. I would also like McBride. I think he is the next Kittle.