Zach Wilson RUMORS & NEWS

Zach Wilson

Position Quarterback
Height 6'3"
Weight 210 lbs
Birthplace Draper, Utah
Current Team Brigham Young
  • Zach Wilson Has Made Jets History With Jersey Selection

    Heavy "It appears New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has ‘likely’ picked his jersey number. During the three-day rookie minicamp, the 21-year-old came jogging out of the tunnel donning a No. 2 jersey which sent social media into a panicked..." May 09

  • Jets asked 49ers' Fred Warner to size up Zach Wilson with hug during QB's pro day

    The Score "The New York Jets got creative in scouting their eventual No. 2 overall draft pick, Zach Wilson. Ahead of the quarterback's pro day on March 26, new Jets head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur ran into San Francisco 49ers linebacker..." May 08

  • Jets rookie Elijah Moore says Zach Wilson’s leadership “like a general”

    Pro Football Talk "It didn’t take long for Jets quarterback Zach Wilson to establish himself as a team leader. Jets rookie receiver Elijah Moore, who was drafted in the second round after Wilson went in the first round, said he’s been in almost daily contact with Wilson since..." May 08

  • Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson: Starting job has 'got to be earned' "It will be a few more months before Zach Wilson's NFL career begins in earnest. But his first workout as a quarterback for the New York Jets is in the books. The No. 2 overall selection, along with his fellow 2021 draftmates and undrafted free agents, commenced rookie minicamp..." May 08

  • The exact moment that ‘cemented’ Jets’ love affair with Zach Wilson

    Clutch Points "Even prior to taking him with the no. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the New York Jets already had their eyes keenly on BYU standout Zach Wilson. It’s hardly a secret. Rich Camini of ESPN detailed about how the Jets thoroughly wanted to evaluate whether..." May 08

  • Zach Wilson’s Mom Lisa Replies To Going Viral At NFL Draft And Being Called A Hot Mom

    Black Sports Online "Zach Wilson’s mom went viral during the NFL Draft. She is a fitness guru and people were calling her hot. Then Zach was asked about by a radio host that made it even more awkward. Some people thought it was a fair game, but others thought it was weird. What..." May 02

  • Jets rookie Zach Wilson’s troubling pre-NFL Draft comparison to Johnny Manziel

    Clutch Points "Zach Wilson was the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and is expected to be the new franchise savior of the New York Jets. The Jets have seemingly been seeking this savior since Joe Namath, but Wilson has as good a chance as anyone to be it. Wilson has a giant..." May 02

  • Jets QB Zach Wilson Asked About His ‘Hot Mom,' Radio Host Dragged

    TMZ "A New York radio host is getting dragged for asking the freshly-minted Jets QB about his "hot mom." WFAN host Craig Carton scored an interview with Zach Wilson, the #2 draft pick, and asked about his mother -- who got lots of attention during the draft...." May 01

  • Zach Wilson Looked Completely Uncomfortable Standing Next To Other Draft Picks

    Awesemo "Quarterback Zach Wilson was trending for many different reasons after being selected second overall by the New York Jets on Thursday. First off, people were blown away at how good-looking his mom was. Social media also had jokes about how young Zach Wilson looks. He looks..." April 30

  • Zach Wilson primed for ‘huge burden’ awaiting him with Jets

    New York Post "This was the dream night when Zach Wilson ascended to the New York Jets throne, when the green-and-white carpet was rolled out for him, when the honeymoon between Baby Face franchise quarterback and hyperventilating fan base began for however long it will last. He is the Baby Face of..." April 30

  • 3 early predictions for Zach Wilson in his rookie season with Jets

    Clutch Points "The New York Jets made a major change this offseason when they decided to trade quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers. After rumors were swirling all offseason long that he could be moved, the franchise finally made the decision. That paved the road for them..." April 29

  • Jets select BYU quarterback Zach Wilson with second overall pick "The pick we've all seen coming for a month has finally arrived, and New York has its new franchise quarterback. The Jets selected BYU passer Zach Wilson with the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Cleveland, completing a process that began..." April 29

  • 3 ideal New York Jets draft targets after Zach Wilson

    Sportsnaut "The New York Jets are believed to be set on selecting Zach Wilson second overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, but they also have another first-round pick, a high second-round pick and two third-round picks that could be used to move up the board. Wilson will hopefully be the next..." April 28

  • 2021 NFL Draft first-round locks: A look at 27 prospects sure to hear their names called on Day 1

    CBS Sports "The consensus among teams I have chatted with is that there are around 16 players who are definitely worthy of a first-round grade in this draft. As we all know, 32 will be selected Thursday night. The exact list of those 15-17 players varies by the team, in order and constitution,..." April 28

  • NFL Draft prospects 2021: The top 10 quarterbacks, ranked from Trevor Lawrence to Feleipe Franks

    Sporting News "Quarterback is always the most talked-about position leading up to the draft, but things have been taken to the next level this year. It's a lock that at least five QBs will go in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, and it's possible all five — Trevor..." April 28

  • Kyle Shanahan comfortable drafting 5 different QBs with No. 3 pick

    ESPN "Three weeks after the San Francisco 49ers' bold trade up to the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft, coach Kyle Shanahan said the team was already comfortable enough to draft three of the top five quarterbacks but the team could "get there" with Nos. 4 and 5. Over the past..." April 26

  • Former Jets QB Mark Sanchez warns Zach Wilson that New York is a 'difficult market'

    SNY TV "As the consensus No. 2 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, Zach Wilson is doing everything he can to make sure he’s prepared to play in New York. This includes speaking with some former Jets quarterbacks, including the last signal-caller to lead Gang Green..." April 24

  • The breakout year that turned Zach Wilson into the draft's No. 2 QB

    The Score "There are figurative hurdles, and there's the barrier Zach Wilson had to surmount as he evolved into the second-most coveted quarterback of the 2021 NFL Draft. It was spring 2020 in San Clemente, California, in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the field at San Juan..." April 24

  • Zach Wilson has reportedly reached out to former Jets QBs about playing in New York

    SNY TV "Jets general manager Joe Douglas didn’t want to tip his hand Thursday about which way the Jets are leaning with the No. 2 pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, but all indications seem to be that BYU quarterback Zach Wilson will be Gang Green’s next..." April 23

  • Zach Wilson Has 'A Little Bit of Baker Mayfield Syndrome,' According to NFL Exec

    Bleacher Report "Confidence isn't a bad thing in a quarterback, and it's arguably a requirement for the job. But in the eyes of at least one NFL executive, BYU star Zach Wilson might be a bit too willing to take risks. Speaking with NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the..." April 23

  • Joe Douglas on Zach Wilson: We don’t want to give everyone the answers to our test

    The Spun "It’s no secret the New York Jets will probably take Zach Wilson with the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Regardless, GM Joe Douglas isn’t going to discuss the former BYU star until after the draft. The Jets traded away Sam Darnold to the Carolina..." April 22

  • Zach Wilson to attend 2021 NFL Draft

    The Score "Heralded quarterback prospect Zach Wilson will attend next week's NFL draft in Cleveland, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The BYU product is expected to be taken second overall by the New York Jets. He will likely be the first player to head to..." April 21

  • Are the Jets definitely taking Zach Wilson?

    CBS Sports "At least one team in the NFL is not fully convinced the Jets are selecting Zach Wilson with the second overall pick. And, perhaps, a few more. It's a thought worth considering, at the very least. And an option worth entertaining, at the very least, for a football..." April 19

  • Can Zach Wilson handle the pressure of New York as Jets' QB1?

    ESPN "It's a long way from Big Man on Campus to biggest market in the country, which is why it can be overwhelming to play quarterback in New York. The 24/7 scrutiny can get into a player's head (see: Geno Smith), the paparazzi can find you at all times (Mark Sanchez) and the media..." April 19

  • QB Prospect Zach Wilson Latest Instagram Follow Suggests He’s Headed To The New York Jets

    Total Pro Sports "Zach Wilson’s stock has been trending upwards after an incredible last season with BYU. It now appears the youngster knows where he’s headed to start his NFL career. Social media detectives took a look at Wilson’s Instagram and found that he recently started..." April 18

  • Zach Wilson Reminds Me Of ‘Taller, More Athletic’ Baker Mayfield, Says Desmond Howard

    Total Pro Sports "Zach Wilson’s stock continues to skyrocket as we draw closer and closer to the NFL Draft. He will certainly not be the No. 1 quarterback off the board, but he is drawing comparisons to a past No. 1 pick. ESPN’s Desmond Howard believes he brings a lot of those same..." April 17

  • BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is the buzz of the NFL draft. But does his potential warrant the hype?

    USA Today "As the lead-up to a quarterback-heavy NFL draft has unfolded, BYU’s Zach Wilson has seen his star rise like no other draft prospect in the last year has. After putting up pedestrian numbers during his first two college seasons and entering the fall widely seen as a..." April 14

  • For the NY Jets, it's Zach Wilson or Justin Fields

    The Sports Daily "We are roughly two weeks away from the 2021 NFL Draft, and the New York Jets are going to determine what happens with the rest of the top five picks. The choice is between quarterbacks Zach Wilson and Justin Fields.  The answer, is a whole other debate. Wilson and..." April 12

  • Kyle 'Macho Man' Brandt Cuts a Mean Green Promo for the Jets, Zach Wilson

    The Big Lead "Okay, we see how it is. When Kyle Brandt puts on a costume to scream about the New York Jets before 7:45 a.m., he's richly rewarded with laughs and viral fame but when we do it our partners strongly suggest we "keep it down" or "else" and..." April 09

  • Jets 'feel confident' in Zach Wilson's surgically-repaired shoulder

    Yardbarker "The New York Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers on Monday largely so they can appoint BYU Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson their new starter, per handfuls of reports and mock drafts.  Wilson underwent shoulder surgery in 2019 that could..." April 08

  • Are Jets making a mistake by betting on Zach Wilson over Sam Darnold?

    The Athletic "Whenever we make tough decisions, professionally and personally, it’s normal to think we have just two choices. But the reality is that difficult choices never have only two options, they usually have four or five, and the people who make the best decisions always find the hidden options...." April 08

  • Five reasons for Zach Wilson's meteoric rise to No. 2 quarterback

    CBS Sports "BYU's Zach Wilson is widely viewed as the second-best quarterback prospect available in the 2021 NFL Draft behind Clemson's Trevor Lawrence. Wilson had been a starter for two seasons but did not gain traction as a draft prospect until the early portion of the 2020 season. The Cougars..." April 07

  • Jets not tipping their hand even if everyone knows they will draft Zach Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets hold the No. 2 overall choice and traded their starting quarterback, Sam Darnold, to the Panthers. That leaves James Morgan and Mike White in the team’s quarterbacks room. Thus, it doesn’t take a genius NFL General Manager to ascertain the direction..." April 06

  • 2021 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Quarterbacks

    The Score "Trevor Lawrence  Key stats: 69.2 completion percentage, 3,153 passing yards, 24 TDs, 5 INTs, 8 rushing TDs There's a reason Lawrence is heralded as a generational prospect and a shoo-in for the No. 1 overall selection. The kid has all the tools to succeed in..." April 05

  • NFL Draft Prospect Profile: BYU QB Zach Wilson

    Pro Football Rumors "Could Zach Wilson leapfrog Trevor Lawrence as the No. 1 overall pick in April? No, probably not. New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has taken a refreshingly candid approach to the draft process in recent weeks, telling everyone within earshot that the..." April 05

  • Zach Wilson has plenty of strengths, but is he a Day 1 starter in the NFL?

    The Athletic "Being a one-year wonder used to be more of a concern for the NFL when quarterbacks were evaluated, but the past two first overall picks, Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow, rose up draft boards based on their single-season success. Zach Wilson is this year’s NFL Draft..." March 31

  • The Jets Drafting Justin Fields Over Zach Wilson Because He Can 'Handle the New York Media' Would Be Nuts

    The Big Lead "Everyone assumes the New York Jets will be selecting Zach Wilson with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft but unpredictable things happen all the time. Technically, it is still possible for the long-suffering franchise to decided Justin Fields is the better quarterback of the..." March 30

  • NFL executive has impressive comparisons for Zach Wilson

    Yardbarker "Though Trevor Lawrence is set to go first overall in the NFL Draft, the most interesting quarterback name in the draft might be Zach Wilson. Praised for his skill and athleticism, there’s a growing belief he will be the second player off the board and could be a franchise-changing..." March 29

  • Three Important Falcons Attend Zach Wilson’s Pro Day

    Heavy "The Atlanta Falcons are making their rounds at Pro Days to get a closer look at potential draft prospects. On Friday, Falcons’ general manager Terry Fontenot, coach Arthur Smith, and offensive coordinator Dave Ragone attended BYU’s Pro Day in..." March 27

  • Zach Wilson on Jets: They’ve got a good thing going

    247 Sports "BYU quarterback Zach Wilson completed his Pro Day on Friday amid a lot of movement in the NFL Draft. In addition to the San Francisco 49ers trading up from No. 12 to No. 3, the Dolphins ended up trading that No. 12 pick to get back to No. 6 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Wilson is..." March 26

  • Eagles tried to trade up to No. 3 overall in order to land BYU QB Zach Wilson

    Bleeding Green Nation "Today marks a big day on the pro day circuit with BYU quarterback Zach Wilson working out for teams ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. There’s thought he could go No. 2 overall. As it turns out, the Philadelphia Eagles will be in attendance to see Wilson. More..." March 26

  • Urban Meyer skips Zach Wilson Pro Day

    Report Door "Jaguars coach Urban Meyer explained that he hovered over the shoulder of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence during his throwing session for scouts so that Meyer could both apply a little pressure to Lawrence and hear the ball come out of Lawrence’s hand. Meyer won’t have that same..." March 26

  • Jets could select Zach Wilson with second overall-pick in NFL draft

    Yardbarker "The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first-overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. For the New York Jets, who hold the second-overall pick, their choice isn't as easy.  However, Peter King of NBC Sports believes the..." March 19

  • CFB Coach Compares Zach Wilson to Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes Ahead of Draft

    Bleacher Report "At least one college football coach thinks BYU star Zach Wilson compares favorably to two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.  Per Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, an opposing coach called Wilson's talent "freaky" before invoking the names..." March 09

  • BYU QB Zach Wilson becoming likely option in 2021 NFL Draft for Jets

    Sportsnaut "There’s been a ton of New York Jets rumors linking the team to a potential blockbuster trade here soon. First off, New York is said to be one of the teams disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson would potentially be interested in. Secondly, former top-five..." February 28

  • Zach Wilson heavy favorite to go No. 2 over Justin Fields

    Sportsnaut "Zach Wilson’s steady rise up draft boards has the BYU quarterback the heavy favorite to be selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields had long held that position behind presumptive No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence. But..." February 22

  • Zach Wilson Might Not Be Trevor Lawrence, But He Isn't Far Off

    Bleacher Report "It's been a good long while since a quarterback prospect headed into an NFL draft with the sort of hype surrounding Clemson's Trevor Lawrence in 2021. Not since Andrew Luck in 2012 have we seen a young signal-caller labeled a "generational prospect" for as long as Lawrence..." February 22

  • Some NFL teams rate Zach Wilson higher than Trevor Lawrence? "Matt Miller of The Draft Scout reported Wednesday that one NFL team has BYU quarterback Zach Wilson ahead of Lawrence on its board. One scouting director even compared Wilson to what they saw from Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech. Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting went a step further,..." February 17

  • Roddy White doesn’t want Falcons to draft Zach Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "Zack Wilson has seen his stock rise significantly as we inch closer to the 2021 NFL Draft, but Roddy White believes it would be a mistake for his former team to select the BYU star. Wilson is going as high as second overall in many mock drafts — ahead of Ohio State’s..." February 10

  • Joe Theismann Says He’d Draft BYU QB Zach Wilson Over Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence

    KSL "Former NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Theismann said that he’d draft BYU’s Zach Wilson over Clemson Tigers QB Trevor Lawrence. During an interview with CBS Sports’ Amanda Guerra, Theisman discussed which quarterback he’d take with the No. 1..." February 05


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