‘Looks a Lot More Likely’- NFL Insider Feels New York Jets Most Likely to Draft Zach Wilson

Published 03/30/2021, 4:11 PM EDT


The New York Jets are locked in with the 2nd overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. And the franchise that is looking at a major rejig enters the 2021 season with a whole new coaching staff and most likely a new quarterback as well.

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Their starting QB, Sam Darnold, has been under the scanner for some time now. Drafted back in 2018, Darnold garnered a mixed response from critics during his time at the Big Apple.

While some believe Darnold is washed up, there are others who feel he deserves one last shot to make good under a new system.

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One NFL insider though thinks Darnold’s time with the New York Jets is up. And that the Jets could have their mind set on their new QB1.

BYU quarterback next in line for New York Jets?

There’s a bunch of quarterbacks to keep an eye out for in this season’s draft. And among them is BYU’s Zach Wilson. Wilson had a career-best season with his college side in 2020, throwing 33 touchdowns for only 3 interceptions.

The quarterback recently grabbed more eyeballs with a phenomenal showing during Pro Day. And this, according to Peter Schrager, is enough to entice the New York Jets into drafting the QB.

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During a segment of The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Schrager said that while he won’t say the Jets are assured to pick Wilson yet, the odds are highly in his favor.

“I’d never say a lock. But I think it looks a lot more likely today than it did a couple of weeks ago,” said Schrager. Talking further as to why the Jets haven’t traded Sam Darnold yet, Schrager believes the right deal just hadn’t presented itself to the franchise.

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Jan 3, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) heads to the bench during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

“I know that a lot of Sam Darnold fans out there saying, ‘Well, they didn’t trade Sam Darnold’. I don’t know if Sam Donald had the market during free agency while everyone was signing other players,” he added.

Wilson is a raw talent who is a high-risk, high-reward prospect. But going by the young QB’s Pro Day reel, the New York Jets fans could have a lot to look forward to in 2021.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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