Zach Wilson‘s tenure with the New York Jets has been atrocious.
A piece from ESPN was released on Wednesday that reported Jets general manager Joe Douglas, assistant general manager Rex Hogan, and then-offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur were sold on Wilson ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.
They actually thought Wilson would be better than Trevor Lawrence.
“People inside the Jets organization believed that Zach Wilson is better than Trevor Lawrence heading to the 2021 NFL Draft.
Assistant GM Rex Hogan and now former OC Mike LaFleur were the driving forces behind the decision to pick Wilson 2nd overall.”
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ESPN’s Rich Cimini noted that “some talent evaluators within the organization didn’t see Wilson as worthy of being the No. 2 pick” and instead viewed him as “a developmental player who could be a starter within three years.”
Cimini states that the Jets chose to trade Sam Darnold for picks in favor of drafting Wilson at No. 2 overall because general manager Joe Douglas was sold on Wilson. Cimini recounted how the Jets did not give Wilson any competition for the starting job, unlike the rest of the first-round QBs in his draft class.
Wilson was inconsistent throughout training camp and wasn’t really impressive during the preseason.
When the season started, he missed the first three games because of a knee injury, and when he returned to the lineup, he produced lackluster performances on the field. His worst outing was a 10-3 loss to the New England Patriots where he was unwilling to accept responsibility for playing terribly.
His attitude ultimately got him benched in favor of Mike White to the delight of Jets players such as rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson.
Zach Wilson ended this past regular season dead last among eligible quarterbacks with a 72.8 passer rating and a woeful 54.5% completion percentage. He tossed six touchdown passes and seven interceptions in nine games.
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