Zach Wilson: Jets doing everything they can to put me in best position

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Jets head coach Robert Saleh said on Wednesday that the team believes there’s “no limit” to quarterback Zach Wilson‘s potential as he enters his second season, but the team isn’t just using words as part of their effort to get him to succeed.

They signed guard Laken Tomlinson and a pair of tight ends — C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin — in free agency and then drafted wide receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall to add talent to an offense that didn’t have enough of it last year. They also streamlined the coaching tree around Wilson and worked to bolster a defense that had the Jets playing from behind far too often last season.

All of those moves should benefit Wilson and the quarterback said on Wednesday that he feels the confidence that the organization has in him.

“You can tell the organization cares,” Wilson said, via Steve Serby of the New York Post. “They want to win just as badly as all of us. They’re doing everything they can to put me in the best position and everybody else around me. They’re giving me the ability just to say, ‘I’m gonna give this guy a shot right here, I’m gonna let him win.’ . . . We just need to put it all together.”

Saleh also said he doesn’t expect Wilson to go to the top of the quarterback food chain overnight, but a more modest jump would be a very promising sign for the future of the second overall pick of the 2021 draft.

10 responses to “Zach Wilson: Jets doing everything they can to put me in best position

  1. in other words: I’m not that good but the players they brought in are and maybe I can be good,

  2. The arrrigance. They have been running their mouths with the entitlement for years and years.

    Why no one calls them on their crap in the media is just astonishing. It’s the same thing every year and they just hit a reset button with whoever the bust qb is and failed coach.

  3. Wilson was awful his rookie year, and needs to improve a lot. If after 2 years a QB is still bad he is likely a bust, and the team should not waste time and should draft a new QB to compete.

  4. At least he is acknowledging that he has been left with no excuse, he has to deliver. Relevance in the division would probably be good enough progress, although the AFC North tour to start will likely set the tone for the season.

  5. Zach Wilson was not good last year..the OC did not alter the game plan bc he was a rookie ..or change his heavy tight end offense bc he had no tight ends..and when the light came on for Wilson and the OC all his WR were injured and they couldn’t do much..he has a long way to go but to to judge harshly at this point is unfair

  6. boozer32 says:
    June 16, 2022 at 9:46 am
    Zach Wilson was not good last year..the OC did not alter the game plan bc he was a rookie ..or change his heavy tight end offense bc he had no tight ends..and when the light came on for Wilson and the OC all his WR were injured and they couldn’t do much..he has a long way to go but to to judge harshly at this point is unfair

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    He was the #2 overall pick! He was atrocious like Darnold. He spent more time on Twitter and Instagram with Mommy and taking photos of himself in a mirror than getting prepared.

    Mr. Tuck and Run is small, has little experience at the college level vs good competition and hasn’t proven to justify the #2 overall pick. Chucking the ball downfield after running to your right, won’t cut it.

  7. He’s correct. The Jets did more this offseason to help him than any of the other teams did for their 2nd year QBs. Once he started to get going a bit in the 2nd half last year, his entire supporting cast was wiped out with injuries and Braxton Berrios became the WR1.

    He knows he needs to improve this year. This roster is in better shape than its been in a long time so all the opportunity is there for him to perform.

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