Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson

22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Jets
Questionable
Injury Knee
Est. Return 12/5/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The second overall pick in this year's draft, Wilson is the new starting QB after the Jets traded Sam Darnold to Carolina. Wilson brings a powerful arm that can make any throw, including downfield passes on the run, and he has good accuracy to every level. At BYU last season, he completed 73.5 percent of his passes (2nd in FBS) with 33 TDs and three INTs. Wilson also has excellent mobility and athleticism, though at 6-2, 214, he lacks ideal size. And while he was a three-year collegiate starter, he was also a one-year wonder, throwing 23 TD passes in 18 games his first two seasons. Wilson needs to be quicker at reading defenses and working through progressions. Nevertheless, his skill set is a good match for an offensive system that should be similar to Kyle Shanahan's. Head coach Robert Saleh and OC Mike LaFleur both come from the 49ers, and the offense likely will feature a lot of play-action, boots and throwing on the move, all of which Wilson excels at. The Jets used their next two picks after Wilson to help their new QB, trading up to draft Morris Trophy winner Alijah Vera-Tucker at 14th overall and later using the 34th pick on WR Elijah Moore, who ran a 4.35 40 at his pro day. They also signed Corey Davis and are counting on Denzel Mims developing in his second year. Perhaps with a new regime in New York, Wilson will fare better than the team's other young QBs in recent years. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $35.1 million contract with the Jets in July of 2021.
Should be fine for Week 13
QBNew York Jets
Knee
November 29, 2021
Jets head coach Robert Saleh said Wilson is expected to be a full participant in practice this week after he appeared to tweak his right knee in Sunday's 21-14 win over the Texans, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
ANALYSIS
After missing the Jets' previous four games while recovering from a PCL sprain of his right knee, Wilson was cleared to reclaim the starting job Sunday after turning in a week of full practices beforehand. The time off didn't seem to help Wilson much from a performance standpoint, as he struggled to move the ball against a struggling Texans squad and finished the day with 14 completions for 145 yards and an interception on 24 attempts (6.0 YPA). He added three yards on two carries and scored a pivotal second-half goal-line touchdown, but he created some concern when he told reporters after the contest that he was still experiencing some instability in his right knee. Even so, the Jets don't appear concerned that Wilson suffered any sort of setback, so as long as he's back on the field as a full participant in the next few days as Saleh expects, the rookie signal-caller should be ready to go for the team's Week 13 matchup with the Eagles.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Zach Wilson's 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
19.5%
 
Avg Target Depth
9.3 Yds
 
Sack Rate
10.1%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.5 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
8.8%
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Dec 5th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
84.3
 
Cornerbacks
75.7
 
Safeties
94.8
 
Linebackers
99.0
 
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2021 Zach Wilson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Zach Wilson's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
214 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
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More Fantasy News
Struggles in victorious return
QBNew York Jets
Knee
November 28, 2021
Wilson (knee) completed 14 of 24 passes for 145 yards and an interception in Sunday's 21-14 win over Houston. He added three yards and a touchdown on two rushing attempts.
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Officially named Week 12 starter
QBNew York Jets
November 24, 2021
Head coach Robert Saleh confirmed Wednesday that Wilson (knee) will reclaim starting quarterback duties this weekend against the Texans, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
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Reclaiming starting role Week 12
QBNew York Jets
Knee - PCL
November 23, 2021
Wilson (knee) has been fully cleared by the Jets' medical staff and is set to return to action as the team's starting quarterback Sunday against the Texans, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
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Could be ready to start Week 12
QBNew York Jets
Knee - PCL
November 22, 2021
Jets head coach Robert Saleh said Wilson (knee) has a chance to return for Sunday's game against the Texans in a starting role, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
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Not playing Sunday
QBNew York Jets
Knee - PCL
November 21, 2021
Wilson (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports.
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