New York Jets: Zach Wilson
After an outstanding season in 2020 at BYU, Zach Wilson became the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Wilson made so many jaw-dropping plays at BYU, it was a little too easy to overlook his mechanical flaws and the potential growing pains he might have at the NFL level.
The New York Jets were understandably smitten with him in the 2021 NFL Draft process and with the current pieces they have in place on the coaching staff, staying the course is the right call for this team.
The Jets need to use their draft capital and free agent dollars in 2022 to continue upgrading the roster on both sides of the ball, but also emphasizing getting Wilson the protection he’s going to need to be successful going forward as well as weapons he can get the ball to.
A young quarterback like this who excels at playing off-script needs receivers that can really go out there and come down with some of the balls he gets out that are ridiculous throws in the first place.
Wilson’s rookie season may not have been as great as everyone who roots for the Jets had hoped, but I think this situation stays the same in 2022.