Zach Wilson has reportedly reached out to former Jets QBs about playing in New York
Jets basic supervisor Joe Douglas didn’t wish to tip his hand Thursday about which method the Jets are leaning with the No. 2 choice in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, however all indicators appear to be that BYU quarterback Zach Wilson will be Gang Green’s next quarterback.
And according to a brand-new report from NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala, Wilson has actually currently started connecting to previous Jets QBs to select their brains about playing in the spotlight of the Huge Apple.
“Zach Wilson‘s story is that he’s a preparer,” Kinkhabwala stated on NFL Network. “I talked to John Beck, his quarterback coach who’s known him forever just a few hours ago, and he was saying how when he was in high school, Zach was preparing to be a college quarterback.
“When he remained in college, he was preparing to be an NFL quarterback, and now as it appears like he’s going to the Jets, he’s been preparing to be a Jets quarterback, and to that end, Beck informed me today that he has actually gotten on the phone with Chad Pennington, Josh McCown, and Mark Sanchez to discuss what it indicates to bet that company because environment.
“That, to me, says that he is trying to eliminate any of the unknowns.”
Wilson to the Jets at No. 2 is an agreement choice in each and every single mock draft at this moment, and while Douglas didn’t wish to discuss private draft potential customers when he satisfied with the media on Thursday afternoon, he did explain the characteristics that he’s searching for in the Jets’ next signal-caller.
“Obviously scheme fit is important,” Douglas described. “There’s so many traits you look for. Like you guys have heard me say, it’s the most important position in sports and there’s a lot that goes into it. Obviously, there’s the physical traits that go into it — the arm talent, the athleticism. Then there’s the intangible traits. The intelligence, the leadership, the mental toughness, the physical toughness. There’s really so many traits that goes into every quarterback evaluation and ultimately those traits are so important in determining a quarterback’s success.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.