2021 NFL Draft: Insider Gives the Latest on Zach Wilson to New York Jets Update

Published 04/09/2021, 6:12 PM EDT


The 2020 NFL Draft is scheduled to begin on April 29. As always, it will be a three-day affair. But government authorities have given league officials strict protocols to adhere to amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. A host of top-class quarterbacks are up for grabs this summer. One of the most exciting prospects is BYU Cougars quarterback, Zach Wilson.

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Zach Wilson has thrown for 3,692 yards with 33 passing TDs against 3 interceptions in 2020. He further rushed for 254 yards in 12 games. As per the latest reports, Wilson has now overtaken Ohio State’s Justin Fields as the favorite to go as the 2nd overall pick to AFC East franchise, New York Jets.

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Ian Rapoport is confident that Zach Wilson will join the Jets

NFL Network correspondent and insider Ian Rapoport were the latest to comment on the rumors linking Zach Wilson to GM Joe Douglas and the Jets.

He said, “It would be the shock of the century if it’s not done….They talked about Darnold, they’re getting ready to be done, and then at some point, it was like, wait, why haven’t they asked about number two?”

“Everybody knew the Jets didn’t want to trade number two I was I’ve been surprised that they haven’t gotten any offers and almost no calls or conversations for number two. Just like I’m sure nobody’s called the Jaguars for one because I have a pretty good sense that they’re not trading that thing,” Rapoport said on the show.

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Utah-born Zach Wilson is just 21 but he is already being labeled as a future superstar of the NFL. Wilson majored in construction manager during his time with Brigham Young University. He has thrown for 7,652 yards with 56 passing TDs against 15 interceptions in the last three seasons with the BYU Cougars.

Newly-appointed Jets HC Robert Saleh and GM Joe Douglas have done a commendable recruitment job this summer. They’ve brought in WR Corey Davis, RB Tevin Coleman, and WR Keelan Cole from the free agency pool. They will look to further strengthen at the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.

As Galloway mentioned, Wilson’s tenure in the Big Apple will heavily rely on his offensive supporting cast. Will the Jets do enough to back him in the coming years as opposed to what they did with Sam Darnold? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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