Social Media Exploded Over Zach Wilson’s Mom Being Shown During Draft (VIDEO + TWEETS)

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Zach Wilson is headed to New York.

On Thursday night, the New York Jets made it official by selecting the BYU QB No. 2 overall, making him the franchise’s highest-drafted quarterback since Joe Namath in 1965.

For weeks, Wilson-to-the-Jets was deemed a foregone conclusion around the league, especially after Sam Darnold — the No. 3 pick in 2018 — was traded to the Carolina Panthers on April 6.

Soon after the news, the attention shifted from Zach to his mom.

Social media loved her:

The Jets, coming off a 2-14 season, are counting on Wilson to upgrade the position.