In the 13 games he started, the former BYU standout only won three games while throwing for nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
While he did add four rushing touchdowns, Wilson was sacked 44 times and had five fumbles.
To add some stability to their roster, the Jets traded for Joe Flacco from the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2021, he ended up playing two games for New York, finishing with 338 yards and three touchdowns.
Given Wilson’s inexperience, Flacco will become a great mentor for the 22-year-old play-caller.
That said, the Jets re-signed the 14-season veteran to a one-year, $3.5 million contract extension.
Wilson reacted to that development in a comical manner, as shown in his tweet below.
Always helps to have an Elite QB in the locker room.
— Zachary Wilson (@ZachWilson) March 24, 2022
Wilson said, “Always helps to have an Elite QB in the locker room. Welcome back, dad @JoeFlacco,” while quoting the Jets’ official announcement regarding Flacco’s signing.
Certainly, Flacco couldn’t find any offense with that Wilson said because the “dad” reference is spot on.
Huge Age Discrepancy Between Father And Son
The age of the two Jets quarterbacks is so far apart that Wilson wasn’t even in college when Flacco led the Baltimore Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XLVII.
The signal-caller from Delaware helped defeat the San Francisco 49ers and won MVP honors in that game.
Four years earlier, Flacco was named Pepsi Rookie of the Year.
After his ten-season stint in Baltimore, Flacco played for the Denver Broncos before going to the Jets and the Eagles.
As of the 2021 season, Flacco has 41,269 passing yards and 227 touchdowns in his career.