The former BYU standout ended up starting 13 games for the Jets, winning three of them.
However, he had a rocky start to his NFL career with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
While he takes part of the blame for the team’s failures, there are other factors that limited his production.
Wilson absorbed 44 sacks throughout the season, with the Jets leading the league in sack yards with 370.
The quick collapse of the pocket also led him to commit five forced fumbles.
Even if the jury is still out on Wilson becoming a franchise quarterback, there have been rumors that he and an assortment of draft capital will be traded to the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson.
But that gossip was quickly negated by The Athletic’s beat writer for the Jets, Connor Hughes.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 14, 2022
Hughes said, “There is absolutely zero truth to the report making its way on Twitter right now that the #Jets called the #Texans about Deshaun Watson, offering up Zach Wilson & picks. None.”
It doesn’t make sense for the Jets to make such a call because quarterback shouldn’t be their primary concern.
Even if there’s a trade offer in place, Wilson won’t sign up for a team that gives him low odds of making the playoffs.
The Jets are the fourth-best team in their division and it would take years before they become competitive.
Watson Has The Power
Besides, Watson has the power to choose his destination given his no-trade clause.
He will only waive that provision if he will go to a contender that he can help get over the hump.
Unfortunately, the Jets are not at that level and they have a lot of holes to fill on their roster other than quarterback.