New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson arrived in the summer with many holding high expectations for the second-year passer in an improved environment. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very long for things to unravel for the 2nd pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Jets built a better supporting cast for Wilson during the offseason. New York signed guard Laken Tomlinson, drafted wide receiver Garrett Wilson with the 10th pick and many expected reasonable progression from Wilson in his second year under Mike LaFleur.

However, Wilson delivered frustrating inconsistency in training camp. For as many good moments he delivered, putting his tantalizing physical tools on display, he also made inexcusable decisions and missed simple reads in practices. New York hoped that reps in the preseason would help iron out the issues.

Instead, he suffered a bone bruise and required surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee. New York initially hoped Wilson could start in Week 1, but then head coach Robert Saleh decided the young signal-caller will miss the first four weeks of the regular season.