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Where in the world is New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson?

This has been a busy offseason for New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. Those Jet Blue connections have been paying off as he’s been seen traveling all across the country to practice with various teammates.

This should come as no surprise considering this is a player who practiced on a family vacation shortly after being drafted in 2021.

So, let’s catch up on Wilson’s cross-country travels to date.

Nashville, Tennessee

The first stop of Wilson’s trip was with wide receiver Corey Davis in Nashville, where Davis played for four years with the Tennessee Titans.

New Jets tight end C.J. Uzomah also spoke about joining Davis and Wilson, although it’s unconfirmed whether they ended up practicing together.

Davis came to New York with high expectations after signing a three-year, $37.5 million deal, but struggled with drops for the first time in his career. Despite this, Davis was still the Jets’ most productive target in the first half of the season.

His revenge game against the Titans helped get the Jets their first win of the season. Davis had his best game as a Jet, tallying four catches for 111 yards and this amazing touchdown.

Unfortunately, Davis struggled with injuries and his season ended in Week 12.

Davis’ drop problems were a major outlier compared to the rest of his career. Historically, he’s been above average in drop rate and has been among the best receivers in contested catch situations. Now healthy, Davis is determined to bounce back from a down year.

Miami, Florida

The next stop on Wilson’s tour was Miami, where he met up with recently re-signed wide receiver Braxton Berrios. And let’s just say they looked good.

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Berrios became Wilson’s top target in the second half of the season. Impressively, he had the fifth-highest Pro Football Focus grade (87.1) among wide receivers with 30+ targets over the final seven weeks of the 2022 season.

Running back Michael Carter joined Wilson and Berrios to practice in Miami as well.

Carter also met up with fellow second-year player Elijah Moore.

Carter showed elite elusiveness as a rookie. Among 55 qualified running backs with at least 100 touches, Carter was first in forced missed tackles per touch (.295 per touch).

Provo, Utah

Wilson made a pit stop at his alma mater, Brigham Young University, where got some more work in.

Wilson’s next stop featured Moore and some other Jets wide receivers, including a certain third-year player looking for redemption.

Scottsdale, Arizona

Wilson’s most recent stop came in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was in town for a charity golf outing hosted by Steve Young. Here he met with Elijah Moore, Jeff Smith, D.J. Montgomery, and Denzel Mims.

Moore caught fire after a slow start to his career. Before a season-ending injury, Moore was playing like a legitimate top 10 wide receiver.

Elijah Moore, Weeks 8-13, 2022, Stats, NY Jets
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If he can maintain that level of play in 2022, the Jets will have a legitimate WR1 for Wilson.

On the other end of the spectrum is Denzel Mims. Mims had a disastrous 2021 season and now it’s a question if he’ll even make the roster in 2022.

However, early in his career, Mims displayed plenty of potential. He is one of only seven wide receivers in league history to have at least 40+ receiving yards in their first six career games. Mims is also a freak athlete, boasting a Relative Athletic Score (RAS) of 9.75 out of 10.

This is how Mims compares to Julio Jones, one of the best wide receivers in NFL history.

PlayerDenzel MimsJulio Jones
Height (in.)74.974.8
Weight (lb.)207220
BMI26.628.4
Arm Length (in.)33.833.8
Hand Size (in.)9.49.8
40 Yard Dash (s)4.384.34
Bench Press (reps)1617
Vertical Leap (in.)38.538.5
20 Yard Shuttle (s)4.434.25
Three Cone (s)6.666.66

Unfortunately for Mims, he faced setback after setback heading into his second season.

First, Mims got severe food poisoning and lost up to 20 pounds. Next, he fell out of favor with the coaching staff and barely played to start the season. Even when Corey Davis got hurt, Mims failed to capitalize on the additional opportunities.

With additional practice, perhaps Mims can fulfill the potential that made him a top prospect.

Zach Wilson is putting in the work, now we need to see results

It’s great to see Zach Wilson flying around the country to practice with his wide receivers.

However, it needs to translate into wins.

I will be the first person to say Wilson improved in the second half of the season. But until the Jets actually start winning games, it doesn’t matter. Nine passing touchdowns in a whole season isn’t nearly good enough.

We won’t truly know what will happen until the Jets take the field in September. Until then, Jets fans can take comfort in the fact that their quarterback is doing everything he can to improve himself.

With a year of experience and some extra muscle, Wilson is poised to break out in year two.

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Richard Hausig
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Richard Hausig

Sanchez always got the WRs and TEs together, I think Sam did it once too. Personally I think he should spend every possible minute with a trainer fixing his footwork and mechanics and learning the playbook. Thats what he needs to work on, this is something he wanted to do to look like a leader. Its all fluff. He should lock himself away and focus. When hes done and can execute the basics everyone will be better for it. Then get them together as a group. I dont know the kid but I know the type and I think hes… Read more »

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Denzel went to Utah, he is getting serious