Zach Wilson is looking to make bigger strides in his second season to show why he was taken high in the NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
The Jets have finished last in the AFC East five of the last six seasons. Zach Wilson was the second overall draft pick in 2021, but the Jets offense has yet to be relevant.
Wilson is trying to change that and it starts with his work in the offseason.
Head coach Robert Saleh recently spoke about his quarterback’s size and called him “beefy.”
Pictures from practice show Wilson looking considerably bigger and you cannot help but to notice his huge quads.
Last year’s No. 2 overall pick, Wilson tipped the scales at 210 pounds this time last year, and adding strength to his 6-foot-3 frame could bode well whether it’s escaping would-be sacks in a crowded pocket.
The Jets posted a losing season for the sixth consecutive year in 2021, extending their streak of no playoff appearances to 11 seasons. Robert Saleh returns for his second season as head coach after spending the previous four years as the defensive coordinator for the 49ers.
The team has had one of the worst offenses in the league over the past six years.
The fan base has something to cheer for after a splendid draft that got them CB Sauce Gardner, WR Garrett Wilson, DE Jermaine Johnson, and and RB Breece Hall. New York also signed CB D.J. Reed, S Jordan Whitehead and DE Jacob Martin to upgrade its defense.