Jets rookie Elijah Moore says Zach Wilson’s leadership “like a general”

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It didn’t take long for Jets quarterback Zach Wilson to establish himself as a team leader.

Jets rookie receiver Elijah Moore, who was drafted in the second round after Wilson went in the first round, said he’s been in almost daily contact with Wilson since the draft, and that Wilson is showing what a leader he is already.

He’s like a general,” Moore said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN. “His passion comes out through the phone.”

Moore said he’s eager for the two of them to be on the field together.

“I’m ready to watch him look pretty throwing me balls,” Moore said.

The Jets hope Wilson is throwing many balls to Moore, for many years to come.

24 responses to “Jets rookie Elijah Moore says Zach Wilson’s leadership “like a general”

  1. Oh, he’ll be pretty alright.

    I am still perplexed why the Jets picked this guy who played against a very weak schedule with a questionable shoulder over Mac Jones.

    Then again, it’s the Jets.

  2. I love reading comments from the terrified pats fans hurrying to get their Jets comments in while they still can.

  3. touchback6 says:
    May 8, 2021 at 12:02 pm
    Oh, he’ll be pretty alright.

    I am still perplexed why the Jets picked this guy who played against a very weak schedule with a questionable shoulder over Mac Jones.

    Then again, it’s the Jets

    The Jets picked him because he plays well and dosent cheat. The Jets want to win an untainted SB ring unlike another team in thier division.

  4. Was Sam Darnold like a general? because the media and Jets keep insisting the only thing wrong with him was they didn’t have weapons or protection like they well with Wilson. Or maybe the truth is Sam Darnold is simply not cut out to lead a team, and THAT’s why Zach Wilson will be better. Enjoy wasting another 2 seasons Panthers…

  5. Wilson doesn’t have the frame to take punishment in the NFL. With that said, the brittle framed QB’s in the NFL survive by their mobility. Wilson is not a snail pocket QB but he’s not a dynamic scrambler. He looks like a boy amongst men. I wish him well but it just doesn’t warrant him being a #2 pick.

  6. Even after watching Tom Brady crush it in TB and the Pats suffer without him, there are still these delusional Pats fans that think that their organization is awesome. There’s a changing of the guard happening in the AFC East and the Pats will soon be one of the bottom dwellers.

  7. I like teams who can build a roster without drafting in the top handful of picks every year.

  8. Being a Lions fan, I can relate to Jets fan suffering. That said, Jets fans should be very hopeful. Saleh and Wilson are going to transform that team. It takes two things to create a franchise QB, a talented prospect and the right leadership to cultivate and support him. Wilson has talent in spades and Saleh will make sure he has everything he needs to succeed. Hopefully better days are ahead for both organizations.

  9. Everyone commenting on his looks. Behind that babyface is a relentless competitor who is constantly working to make himself better so that he can elevate everyone around him.

  10. Touchback6 is actually the former TYlawpick6 or somehow related. Try to ignore him he will always be first on the board. He has called Quinnen Williams a bust as he led NFL in running play disruptions last year(yes over Aaron Donald) called Leonard Williams a bust until he got $45 M guaranteed from the NYG. I believe Jamal Adams was no better than Patrick Chung also who GMs couldn’t wait to give away two first rounders for last I heard. Matt Jones looks like Brady in their slowness, that is where it ends. I know his receivers were not very good so cut him a break while Wilson was throwing to Mitt Romneys grandson.

  11. Unfortunately he wasn’t talking about a general like Payton or MacArthur, but more like the kind who sells car insurance with Shaq.

  12. Taking any QB is a gamble.
    Scouts are wrong all the time.
    Darnold was more or less the top qb per scouts in 2018 draft, the Giants threw a curveball by taking a running back over Darnold. I guess they were right…although jury is still out on Saquon coming off an ACL tear.

    I have no idea who from the 2021 class will be the best QB. I am not thrilled that Wilson did not have a high level of competition, but he made throws into tight windows consistently. Per PFF, that should be suggestive of success at the NFL level.

    Fields and Jones certainly had a much higher level of competition, but both benefited from NFL caliber talent around them. I mean, Jones were throwing to a bunch of WRs that were all first round picks, and a RB that also went in the 1st round. Tua looked great with a lot of the same receivers, but has not translated yet to the pros.
    Maybe it works out for both, maybe not.

    Won’t know until they play. As a Jets fan, I really hope Wilson become a top 10 NFL qb. OR better. Darnold seems like a good person, and certainly was not put in a position to succeed. But his numbers are so bad…hard to know how much better he is going to get. Hopefully getting away from Gase will help, but I just don’t know.

  13. passostelvio says:
    May 8, 2021 at 4:32 pm
    Everyone commenting on his looks. Behind that babyface is a relentless competitor who is constantly working to make himself better so that he can elevate everyone around him.

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    Pshhh how do you know? You just heard of this guy three weeks ago.

  14. No idea which of the QBs drafted this year will be stars, if any.

    Will be fun to watch and see how they all do.

  15. Dear TB6, after 20 years’ of unparalleled success the Patriots are undergoing a reversion to the mean. This will be discomforting at times but if you can endure it with dignity and class then so much the better. While these traits may not come naturally to some, we will try to remain patient.

  16. swampthaaang says:
    May 8, 2021 at 12:58 pm
    touchback6 says:
    May 8, 2021 at 12:02 pm
    Oh, he’ll be pretty alright.

    I am still perplexed why the Jets picked this guy who played against a very weak schedule with a questionable shoulder over Mac Jones.

    Then again, it’s the Jets

    The Jets picked him because he plays well and dosent cheat. The Jets want to win an untainted SB ring unlike another team in thier division.

    55 29 Rate This

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    The Jets Woody Johnson hired Goodell and are behind all of it. The jig has been up for years, dummy.

    Hilarious.

    The election was stolen and the Tooth Fairy exists, too, right?

    How embarrassing it must be for you to be so easily duped.

  17. byaaah says:
    May 8, 2021 at 1:36 pm
    Wilson is going to be a mega bust. He looks like he’s 15 years old.

    25 54 Rate This

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    He was also doing selfies in front of a mirror the other day. No joke.

  18. Elijah Moore who has zero NFL experience is assessing what it takes to lead a team in the NFL. Elijah Moore, who celebrated a TD in the Egg Bowl by pretending he was a urinating dog, is now assessing what it takes to lead an NFL team. Elijah Moore, you have a credibility issue, please stop talking.

  19. I’m old enough to remember when everyone said josh Allen was trash. Now he’s unquestionably the 2nd best QB in the afc behind mahomes. Point is that nobody knows if Wilson will be goood, conversely nobody knows if he will suck too.

  20. Jets rookie Elijah Moore says Zach Wilson’s leadership “like a general”
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    Jets “rookie” says, well “rookie” says it all, there’s enough reason for doubt right there!

  21. ariani1985 says:
    May 8, 2021 at 12:29 pm
    Wish my favorite team could play the hapless Patriots and jets.
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    I don’t think Minnesota would would want either one of them. The Vikings were the only team that went to OT with the 1-15 Jaguars and were blown out by the 4-12 Falcons. At home.

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