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Zach Wilson is no longer an underdog, but he still has a lot to prove

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

But Wilson still feels the need to prove himself — and believes the New York Jets is the team to do it with. If you’re the second overall pick and you don’t perform and you don’t work hard, it really means nothing down the road,” Wilson said in his introductory Jets news conference. And so, all this is an opportunity for me to come to an amazing organization and taking the same approach that I did when no one believed in me back at BYU at a time after my sophomore year.

Zach Wilson Says The Jets’ Starting QB Job “Must Be Earned”

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

New York Jets' quarterback Zach Wilson spoke with reporters during the second day of rookie minicamp, Saturday, and explained that the starting job has to be earned, despite the team drafting him with the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. "In this position, the coaches want to play the best player. That position has to be earned," he told the press, according to ESPN.

Robert Saleh: Front office working “relentlessly” to sign Marcus Maye long term

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Marcus Maye will play for the Jets in 2021. The Jets want to keep him around longer. Maye signed his one-year franchise tender, which will pay him $10.612 million this season. Jets coach Robert Saleh said he has talked to Maye, whose signing to a long-term deal is a priority for General Manager Joe Douglas. [more]

Zach Wilson: Jets starting job “has to be earned”

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson wants nothing to be handed to him. “In this position, the coaches want to play the best player,” Wilson told reporters at rookie minicamp on Saturday, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. “That position has to be earned. I have to do what I’m supposed to do. That’ll take care of [more]

Jets News: Will the Jets make Zach Wilson their Week 1 staring quarterback?

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

There is no debate, no controversy and no Plan B – at least none that anyone outside the Jets organization knows at the moment. Zach Wilson is on the fast track to be the Jets’ Opening Day starter this September, just one month after he turns 22.

Jets’ Wilson: Starting QB job ‘has to be earned’

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer Close Longtime Jets beat writer for New York Daily News Syracuse University graduate Follow on Twitter FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson appears to have a clear path to the starting job, but he doesn't expect to be handed a freebie. "In this position, the coaches want to play the best player. That position has to be earned," the second overall pick said Saturday on the second day of rookie minicamp.

Zach Wilson’s path to the New York Jets: Inside the NFL’s worst-kept secret

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

The fascination started last October. New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas received word from one of his scouts that there was a college junior out west he needed to watch. The 2021 NFL draft was six months away, but this was his typical starting point for in-depth tape study on potential prospects.

Jets cut 6 including WR Doctson, sign 6 of 10 draft picks

Friday, May 7th, 2021

Doctson, a first-round draft pick of Washington in 2016, signed with the Jets last offseason but never played in a game after opting out for the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Koloamatangi was also an opt out last season for family health concerns. With McLaughlin released, the Jets will have incumbent Sam Ficken and undrafted free agent Chris Naggar from SMU competing for the kicking job.

Steelers add former Jets safety Arthur Maulet on 1-year contract

Friday, May 7th, 2021

May 7—In a move designed to add veteran depth to the position room, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed safety Arthur Maulet to a one-year contract Friday afternoon. Maulet, 27, spent the past two seasons with the New York Jets. He started 11 games and appeared in 23 over those two seasons. The Steelers also waived safety John Battle and cornerback Trevor Williams, giving them 90 players on the ...

NY Jets: QB Zach Wilson takes practice field for first time at rookie minicamp

Friday, May 7th, 2021

Friday provided the first chance for the New York Jets to show off their new quarterback. And while we won’t see much from No. overall pick Zach Wilson this weekend, it’s a start.