Now that the New York Jets are entering a new era, Zach Wilson has a chance to be the game-changing player they need to get to the NFL postseason. As a first round pick in this year’s draft, Wilson is known for his mobility, precision, and killer arm strength.
With his diverse skillset and winning mentality, the Jets could be really be onto something. Plus Wilson and Robert Saleh could be the next great coach/quarterback duo in the NFL.
Since they are two great football minds with an exciting new approach to the game, this could be exactly what the Jets need to become a wild card team come playoff time.
Having said all this, let’s take a look at four bold predictions for Zach Wilson in his rookie season with the Jets.
Jets will have a top-10 offense with Zach Wilson at quarterback
The Jets bringing in Mike LaFleur as their new offensive coordinator will be a game-changer for them, especially with Wilson running their up-tempo offensive attack. With Wilson now takings snaps under center, they’ll have a clean slate at quarterback, and under LaFleur, the Jets’ offense will be adding a new element with innovation, explosion, and speed.
In this new Jets offensive scheme you can definitely expect to see lots of pre/post-snap motions, outside zone runs, and play-action passing all throughout the season. Between LaFleur’s stealthy play-calling and Wilson’s deep arm threat and mobility, you can definitely expect the Jets to become one of the most electrifying offenses in the league. In this offensive system, Zach Wilson will be able to continually expand his game and develop into a bona fide superstar in the NFL.
Zach Wilson and Jamison Crowder will form powerful QB/WR combo with Jets
After seeing a significant drop in receptions and receiving yards in 2020, Jamison Crowder will look to bring those numbers way up during the 2021 NFL season with Wilson now running the show at quarterback. With Crowders speed and elusiveness, and Wilson’s mobility, deep ball, and quarterback vision, these two will form a lethal and dynamic combo in the Jets’ offense.
Plus Crowder will probably score way more touchdowns and see a significant boost in his receptions and receiving yards throughout the year. With a new quarterback at the helm in New York, and Crowder looking to have a bounce back season, the Jets will definitely put the league on notice with their new-look offense.
Wilson will break several rookie passing records
With Robert Saleh now leading the charge and the Jets implementing an exciting and innovative new approach to their offense, Zach Wilson will without question put up big numbers during the 2021 NFL season. His previously shown ability to move the ball around, last long in the pocket, and convert on deep throws are exactly why he could have a record setting season in 2021 and break multiple rookie records along the way.
Given his efficient play in the pocket he may also set a record for highest quarterback rating in NFL history, or maybe even the rookie record for that as well. Now that the Jets are building towards a fun new era, this is Wilson’s time to take this team to the next level and help this franchise turn things around next season.
Wilson leads the Jets to their first playoff game in over a decade
Hoping to get back to postseason relevance next season, the New York Jets definitely have their work cut out for them. Especially in a deep and talented AFC East, but with a new regime in the works and Wilson’s multi-faceted playmaking abilities, the Jets could be back in the playoff picture sooner than expected.
Looking to make their first playoff appearance since 2010, the Jets could find themselves in the thick of the AFC wild card race next season and take the league by complete surprise. With Zach Wilson possessing a high superstar ceiling, and New York making sweeping changes all across the roster, they could go from the league laughing stock to a legitimate playoff contender in 2021.