Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson had an outstanding showing against the Packers in the preseason.
Zach Wilson was fine in his Jets preseason debut against the Giants. His second showing was far from fine. It was electric.
The No. 2 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft lived up to the hype in the first quarter of the Jets’ preseason matchup against the Packers with a near-perfect display.
Wilson took control of the New York offense for four drives, completing 9-of-11 passes for 128 yards. He tossed two touchdown passes and hit several other mouthwatering throws.
NFL Twitter took notice.
Zach Wilson was on fire for the Jets against the Packers
Wilson impressed with a third-down conversion to new-favorite receiver Corey Davis.
His next big completion to Davis had social media going wild with praise.
His first touchdown in a Jets uniform followed soon after.
In a moment of deja vu, Wilson ended his day with yet another 18-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft.
As with all preseason highlights, everything on Saturday should be taken with a grain of salt. Wilson did all that against Packers’ backups. It doesn’t make him a sure-fire success. It doesn’t mean he’ll be able to solve all the Jets‘ problems. They’ve been through this before with other highly-rated quarterbacks.
Still, it’s never a bad thing to see a young quarterback take hold of an offense as Wilson did. He looked comfortable. He took what was there and created when it was necessary.
If Jets fans were watching other quarterbacks like Trey Lance, Justin Fields and Mac Jones with a touch of wonder, Wilson just put the spotlight back on New York. The Jets couldn’t have asked for more of him.
Now Wilson can look forward to one more week of preseason action against the Eagles before the regular season begins.