Zach Wilson Looks To Find The Right Chemistry With New York Jets Wide Receivers

Published 06/17/2021, 7:50 AM EDT
May 27, 2021; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) participates in a drill during an OTA at Jets Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports


Ever since the departure of the legendary Joe Namath years ago, the New York Jets haven’t had a quarterback to lead them to the Super Bowl. But with the arrival of Zach Wilson, the side looks to get back to the promised land. 

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Drafted second overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, the BYU quarterback’s stock skyrocketed after an impressive 2020 campaign. Leading his side to a comprehensive win in the Boca Raton Bowl, Wilson further wowed NFL scouts with his display on Pro Day including a wonder throw that got entire NFL community talking. 

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Now in charge of the Jets’ hopes and dreams, Wilson though knows he can’t do it all alone. 

Zach Wilson looking to link up with his wide receivers 

The Jets are done with their minicamp. With training camp now weeks away, Zach Wilson will have no more practice sessions with the side for some time. But the quarterback stated that though there’s no formal practice scheduled ahead of them, he will be working out with his wide receiver corps in their personal capacity.

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“I think that’s critical in understanding how an offense flows together,” Wilson said while talking to the team’s website“Not only are we out here looking at different coverages and trying to get our footwork and routes, timing, progression locked up, but now you’ve got to make the throw.”

Wilson further said that it’s imperative to understand each player’s route running abilities and what works for them as the side prepares to lay the foundation of a new-look offense. 

Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Zack Wilson with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the New York Jets. The Jets selected him as the number two overall pick. in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

“These are all guys that we haven’t had a lot of experience throwing to. I think that’s needed, to be able to talk through routes, what they’re thinking. 

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What things they’re going to do against certain coverages, where they’re going to step things off at. You get a feel for how they are as route runners. So I think that’s pretty critical and we’ll make sure we find some time to get together.”

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Zach Wilson has a tough task ahead of him. Turning around the fortunes of a team that won just two games last season won’t be child’s play. But the rookie is looking to ensure that he leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of NFL success. 

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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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