Zach Wilson bulks up, feels like “better athlete with more weight on”

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There will be more of Zach Wilson under center for the Jets this season.

Wilson joined Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert as young signal callers who have spent time this offseason bulking up. Wilson weighed 208 pounds as a rookie, but told reporters on Tuesday that he’s worked with a nutritionist and chef to add 13 pounds of “good weight.”

“I feel better for sure,” Wilson said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. “The energy, the ability to have that stamina throughout the whole practice, is better. In the long run, once we get into a game when we actually get a hit and tackled, having more size on me will help. . . . I just feel like I’m a better athlete with more weight on, for some reason.”

The Jets spent the offseason working to improve the offense around Wilson and Wilson spent the offseason working to make sure that he’ll be strong enough to lead that group where the Jets want to go.

9 responses to “Zach Wilson bulks up, feels like “better athlete with more weight on”

  1. “I just feel like I’m a better athlete with more weight on” is basically my motto.

  2. lol!

    The little pretty boy guy needs to learn the playbook and learn how to read a defense. Weight added won’t do anything.

    Mac Jones wisely loses weight, Wilson adds it.

    It just can’t be made up. It can’t.

  3. Pillsbury Dounut boy shows up to OTA’s bloated from beer & pizza and thinks he’s an “athlete”.
    They told him to add 10 pounds of muscle. He immediately made Sonny Jurgensen his role model. The belly, not the arm.

  4. good, he was about the least mobile QB in the league. I am sure the Pats, Bills and Fins are locking and loading on this turnover machine.

  5. Is there any discernible difference between either of the “Jones “ QB’s in New York and Lobster-Land?

  6. mackcarrington says:
    May 24, 2022 at 7:41 pm
    Is there any discernible difference between either of the “Jones “ QB’s in New York and Lobster-Land?

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    Umm, you mean the one who had an outstanding rookie year and was rookie of the year if not for Chase in Cincy or the pretty boy shrimp who likes to look at himself in the mirror in NY and tucks and runs when his 1st read isn’t open while throwing way too many INTs?

    Riddle me this:

    How does Mac Jones win a title at Bama, teach Bill O’Brien the Bama playbook as he’s learning NE’s and then blow away Chubby Allen’s rookie year in Buffalo, which was atrocious, and somehow he’s not ahead of schedule over Allen or this bum named Wilson in NY?

    Do you people ever make sense with ZERO SB rings in 4 straight chances and choke job after choke job after choke job?

    lol

  7. So much hate. I am much more optimistic than many in the comments. 10-7 this year.

  8. I have something in common with Zach. My New Years Resolution every year is to gain 20 pounds. HaHa,…….

  9. I don’t recall Brady, Brees or Manning ever focusing on bulking up in the offseason. More athleticism is not the answer for these young QB’s.

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