The New York Jets are set up for a great future in regards to the weapons they have at their disposal on offense.
2022 first-rounder Garrett Wilson is really starting to find his footing in this offense.
Surprisingly, he’s doing better with backup quarterbacks.
Garrett Wilson in the 6 Games Zach Wilson didn’t play
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In the six games without Zach Wilson, Garrett Wilson is averaging 91.5 yards per game, 6.2 catches, and .6 touchdowns.
When the two played together, the receiver only averaged 3.7 receptions and 45.6 yards, and did not score a touchdown.
This is deeply concerning, especially considering that Zach Wilson is likely the future franchise quarterback for the Jets, pending a shocking turn.
Will Garrett Wilson Be Relevant With Zach Wilson As The Starter?
Judging by the small seven-game sample size that we’ve seen this season, it’s likely that Garrett Wilson will have a decreased role moving forward if Zach Wilson is named as their starting quarterback for 2023 and beyond.
Draft capital can oftentimes be a predictor of how a team handles a player, and how long of a leash that they are given.
With both Wilsons being early first-round picks, it looks like they are a part of the Jets’ game plan for the foreseeable future.
Will they be able to work together, highlighting the strength of the other?