QB - NYJ
New York Jets first-round pick QB Zach Wilson signs his rookie contract, allowing him to officially join his team in training camp, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Jets fans can breathe a sigh of relief as this bizarre holdout finally comes to an end. The Jets had a similar experience with QB Sam Darnold who missed the opening of camp during his rookie season. Wilson will need all the practice time possible as he looks to lead an offense that introduces new starters, rookies, new coaches, and a new scheme.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Jets will report for training camp Tuesday but as of right now, first-round pick QB Zach Wilson remains unsigned.
There should be little doubt that Wilson and the Jets will get a deal done sooner than later. It’s likely just the verbiage they are working on. Despite being an almost guarantee to start Week 1, Wilson has seemingly flown under the radar for fantasy purposes. The former BYU star is currently being drafted as the QB28 behind quarterbacks such as and Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill, both of which aren’t guaranteed start. The Jets went above and beyond in rebuilding the offense this off-season. The receiving corps has been reloaded, after adding Corey Davis, Keelan Cole and drafting former Ole Miss star Elijah Moore. Wilson is capable of making any throw. The only question is how he adapts to the speed of the NFL game. His ability to extend plays with his legs increases his fantasy value tremendously, which should excite fantasy managers. Wilson is a solid target in Superflex leagues, especially as a team’s QB3.
Per Connor Hughes of The Athletic, Zach Wilson has been accurate, aggressive, and regularly in control during camp.
Despite being one of the only rookie quarterbacks almost guaranteed to start in Week 1 (the other being Trevor Lawrence) there's been very little fantasy buzz about Wilson since the NFL Draft. The former BYU star is currently ranked as the QB28 behind quarterbacks such as Jared Goff and Jameis Winston, who hasn't been named the starter as of it. The Jets have done a great job this off-season building up his offensive weapons. The wide receiver room is stacked with quality players and he's likely to have better protection than Sam Darnold was ever afforded. Wilson has a cannon for an arm and is capable of making any throw. Fantasy managers should also be excited about the rookie's ability to extend plays with his legs. Running quarterbacks have immense value in fantasy and Wilson should be able to provide that much for fantasy managers in his first season. With a below-average defense, the first-time signal caller should have ample opportunity to air it out as the Jets will often be playing from behind. Fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if Wilson challenges for a top-20 finish at the quarterback spot. With quality coaches in place, a stable group of pass-catchers, the ability to score points with his legs, and a defense that will have the offense in catch-up mode most of the season, Wilson is a great target in any Superflex leagues.
The New York Jets have selected quarterback Zach Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Zach Wilson has all of the tools a team could want in a modern NFL quarterback. He is mobile, has a tremendous deep ball, and can throw with accuracy on the run and off-platform. Height and competition concerns have persisted, but the Jets felt comfortable with his ability to have a successful transition to the pros. From a fantasy perspective, Wilson is not entering the greatest situation from a supporting cast standpoint, but the arrow is now pointing firmly up for the Jets. They will now need to surround their franchise QB with the weapons necessary to succeed, something they never did with Sam Darnold.
Former BYU QB and projected second overall pick Zach Wilson reportedly has zero issues with his shoulder after undergoing surgery on it in 2019, per Ian Rapoport.
The New York Jets are rumored to be targeting Wilson with the second pick in the 2021 draft set to occur at the end of April. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jets have received information from trusted medical sources about Wilson's shoulder having zero issues despite undergoing surgery in 2019. In 2020, Wilson threw for 3,692 yards and an incredibly efficient 33:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio and impressed many with his Pro-Day workout a couple of weeks ago. With Sam Darnold being traded to Carolina last week in exchange for three draft picks across the next two seasons, many expect the Jets to draft the BYU prospect as their next franchise quarterback.
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