Wilson was the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and hasn’t found the success that many believed he would have.
Although the Jets’ front office has been relatively quiet about developments regarding Wilson, that changed this morning.
Woody Johnson says he agrees that Zach Wilson should have sat behind a veteran to begin his #Jets career — but that veteran wasn’t on the roster (discussed quite a bit that year)
That among ways the Jets didn’t do enough to develop Wilson early in his career
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) January 12, 2023
Woody Johnson is the owner of the Jets.
After being questioned about the state of the team, particularly Wilson’s role on the team, he made it clear that the organization has made a few blunders.
Although Wilson had high draft capital, his time at Brigham Young University did not adequately prepare him for success in the NFL.
Johnson contends that, if Wilson would have been able to sit behind a veteran quarterback for a season or two, he might have been able to find greater success.
This formula has certainly worked for other teams.
This opportunity to grow and learn from an NFL veteran provides invaluable experience that one would be hard-pressed to find another way.
Wilson was thrown right into the fire that is the NFL, and again, hasn’t found instant success.
Will the Jets continue to roll him out as their starter in 2023?
Or, will they sign a veteran and give Wilson more time to develop?