Zach Wilson integrates well with New York jets
Zach Wilson’s acclimatization process has gone smoothly so far, as the New York Jets first-round selection rings and looks like the franchise’s long-awaited quarterback. Being on the pitch doesn’t seem to worry Wilson as much, however, as the difficult transition off the pitch.
The Jets selected Wilson with the second overall pick in the April NFL Draft. Then they progressed into the first round to add USC offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker at No.14.
In Thursday’s Organized Team Activities (OTA), Wilson is said to have watched the play.
He did not appear to have any problems in the 7v7 portion of the practice, showing good command and presence according to media from the Jets facility.
And while the NFL doesn’t seem like a huge adjustment for the former BYU quarterback just yet, one thing about life in New Jersey is a learning curve:
“The city looks different, and it’s very green and trees everywhere and Utah is definitely not like that,” Wilson said.
“You know, there are definitely aggressive riders here, for sure. Get used to it, you know, being cut off everywhere, everywhere you go, but really it is. . . I feel like I am at home. I’m not homesick, I don’t feel like I’m missing out. I’m having a blast and I think you know the coaches and players just make it easy to get onboard and then jump into everything.
His adaptation to the offensive is going well, he told reporters Thursday following the OTAs. With the Jets, like he did at BYU, he’ll be asked to do a lot of quick reads and hand the ball quickly to his wide receivers.
“Yes, I think there are similarities in almost every aspect. I think the game is going to be faster; my treatment needs to be faster, ”Wilson said. “There are obviously better, faster, smarter guys on defense so you know it almost makes me feel like a freshman in college and it feels like almost the same transition from high school. to college. It is clearly different. But it reminds me a bit of the same thing. I just adapt to the speed of what is happening and then also to the plays; there is much more than the offense requires of you.
Wilson has just had a terrific last season at BYU where he had 3,692 yards with 33 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He led BYU to an 11-1 record and a 49-23 victory over Central Florida in the Boca Raton Bowl.