Zach Wilson
Zach Wilson
22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Jets
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The second overall pick in this year's draft, Wilson is the new starting QB after the Jets traded Sam Darnold to Carolina. Wilson brings a powerful arm that can make any throw, including downfield passes on the run, and he has good accuracy to every level. At BYU last season, he completed 73.5 percent of his passes (2nd in FBS) with 33 TDs and three INTs. Wilson also has excellent mobility and athleticism, though at 6-2, 214, he lacks ideal size. And while he was a three-year collegiate starter, he was also a one-year wonder, throwing 23 TD passes in 18 games his first two seasons. Wilson needs to be quicker at reading defenses and working through progressions. Nevertheless, his skill set is a good match for an offensive system that should be similar to Kyle Shanahan's. Head coach Robert Saleh and OC Mike LaFleur both come from the 49ers, and the offense likely will feature a lot of play-action, boots and throwing on the move, all of which Wilson excels at. The Jets used their next two picks after Wilson to help their new QB, trading up to draft Morris Trophy winner Alijah Vera-Tucker at 14th overall and later using the 34th pick on WR Elijah Moore, who ran a 4.35 40 at his pro day. They also signed Corey Davis and are counting on Denzel Mims developing in his second year. Perhaps with a new regime in New York, Wilson will fare better than the team's other young QBs in recent years. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $35.1 million contract with the Jets in July of 2021.
Tale of two halves in debut
QBNew York Jets
September 12, 2021
Wilson completed 20 of 37 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 19-14 loss to Carolina. He didn't register a rushing attempt but ran in a two-point conversion.
ANALYSIS
Wilson struggled mightily in the first half, completing only six of 16 passes for 84 yards and an interception en route to a 16-0 deficit. He settled down after halftime and finished with a respectable stat line, even though New York's comeback attempt ultimately came up short. Wilson's first two career touchdown passes both went to Corey Davis, covering 22 and eight yards, respectively. The rookie second overall pick was especially impressive on New York's final drive before the Panthers ran out the clock, throwing for 108 yards and a touchdown on that possession alone. Wilson will look to replicate his second-half form and forget his first-half struggles when he makes his MetLife Stadium debut against the Patriots in Week 2.
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How do Zach Wilson's 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
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  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
0.0%
 
Avg Target Depth
10.0 Yds
 
Sack Rate
14.0%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.6 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
10.8%
 
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vs Patriots
Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
75.2
 
Cornerbacks
44.2
 
Safeties
112.5
 
Linebackers
77.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Zach Wilson's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
214 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
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Doesn't see field Friday
QBNew York Jets
August 28, 2021
Wilson didn't play in Friday's preseason tie against the Eagles.
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May not play Friday
QBNew York Jets
August 27, 2021
Wilson didn't take part in pregame warmups prior to Friday's preseason contest against the Eagles, indicating he won't play, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
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Likely to get more preseason run
QBNew York Jets
August 26, 2021
Wilson is expected to play in the Jets' preseason finale Friday against the Eagles, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
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Sharp at Lambeau on Saturday
QBNew York Jets
August 21, 2021
Wilson completed nine of 11 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's preseason win over the Packers.
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Getting 3-to-4 series in Green Bay
QBNew York Jets
August 18, 2021
Head coach Robert Saleh said that Wilson should see 3-to-4 series of action in the Jets' second preseason game Saturday against the Packers, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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