WATCH: Best highlights from Zach Wilson’s rookie season

Check out all the best highlights from Zach Wilson’s rookie season with the New York Jets

The New York Jets spent the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL draft on BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, hoping to land the franchise quarterback they’ve been desperately seeking for years.

While there were certainly some frustrating growing pains for Wilson in his rookie campaign, there were plenty of bright spots, as he showed off elite arm talent and the ability to make big plays outside of the pocket when things broke down.

There are still some rough edges to be smoothed out in his game, but Wilson has tons of potential, and the Jets appear to be building a strong supporting cast around him.

Check out some of Wilson’s best moments from the 2021 season:

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WATCH: Behind the scenes on draft night with the Jets

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at how the first round of the 2022 NFL draft went down for the New York Jets

The New York Jets went into the 2022 NFL draft with a pair of first-round picks, both in the top 10, but would finish the first night of this year’s three-day event with a trio of top-32 selections.

After landing their top targets on both sides of the ball with their original picks, the Jets made a bold move to trade back into the latter part of the first round to land another playmaker that many expected to come off the board much earlier.

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at how everything went down in Florham Park that night, courtesy of the team itself:

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Why Jets fans should be excited about Breece Hall

Breaking down what Iowa State running back Breece Hall brings to the New York Jets

After landing three blue-chip prospects in the first round, the New York Jets kicked off Day 2 of the 2022 NFL draft by trading up for another, moving up two spots at the top of the second round to land Iowa State running back Breece Hall.

The clear-cut top running back prospect in this year’s class, Hall is a first-round talent who only fell to the second round because of the position he plays. He has a complete skill set that should allow him to make an immediate impact at the next level.

Hall’s combination of mental and physical traits made him one of college football’s most productive runners throughout his career with the Cyclones. He put up huge numbers on a consistent basis, setting multiple school and conference records. Along with a stellar combination of speed, explosiveness and power, Hall also has a fantastic blend of vision, patience and instincts.

He now joins a Jets offense full of young talent and potential, and should team up with second-year back Michael Carter to give the Jets a dynamic duo in the backfield.

There are many comparisons between Hall’s skill set and production that match well with Indianapolis Colts star Jonathan Taylor, another running back who could have easily been a first-rounder, but slid to the early second round back in 2020. If the Jets’ offensive line can continue their upward trajectory of devlopment, there’s no reason to believe Hall can’t have the same kind of impact Taylor has had early in his career.

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2022 NFL Schedules: All 32 Teams

2022 NFL Schedules By Teams. The schedules for all 32 franchises

Every team’s 2022 NFL schedule. The team-by-team schedules for all 32 franchises.

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2022 NFL Schedules By Teams

AFC East

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AFC North

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AFC South

Houston | Draft Analysis
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AFC West

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NFC East

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NFC North

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NFC South

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NFC West

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2022 College Football Schedules: All 131 Teams

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Jets sign No. 4 overall pick Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner to rookie contract

The New York Jets have signed their top pick in the 2022 NFL draft to a four-year, fully guaranteed contract

The No. 4 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft has put pen to paper on his first pro contract.

New York Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner became the latest pick from this year’s draft to sign his rookie deal, as the team made the official announcement Saturday afternoon.

Gardner brings a rare blend of size and athleticism to the corner position, and went his entire college career without giving up a single touchdown.

He now joins a Jets team in the process of a deep rebuild under general manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh, but back-to-back strong drafts should accelerate their plans to compete in the AFC East.

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2022 NFL Draft: Day 3 Needs, Picks For Each Team, Mock Draft Prospects

2022 NFL Draft: Day 3 needs for each team with mock draft possibilities

2022 NFL Draft: Team by team look at the possibilities for each remaining Day 3 pick for rounds 4, 5, 6, 7

2022 NFL Draft: Day 3 Needs For Each Team

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Traditionally and statistically, Day 3 of the NFL Draft is a total wasteland. You’re far, far better packaging your picks to move up into the top three rounds of a future draft – the odds of getting a consistently decent starter are shockingly small.

But every team thinks it can make magic out of the Day 3 mess of prospects, and it’s worth a shot to dumb-luck into a possible mainstay. What are the remaining needs that need to be filled for each team? Here are every team’s picks so far with the possibilities of who they could get.

Of course this all blows up once the trades start flying, but the idea is to give a rough snapshot of what each team might be able to do.

NFL Draft 2022: New York Jets Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

New York Jets NFL Draft 2022 needs, analysis, picks, and biggest reaches and values – from the college perspective

2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, New York Jets draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach

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NFL Draft 2022: New York Jets Draft Analysis

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Jets QB Zach Wilson leaves game vs. Patriots with knee injury

New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson is questionable to return to Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots

New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson left Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots with a knee injury, and is questionable to return.

Wilson suffered the injury in the second quarter, and was taken to the locker room. Mike White replaced him at quarterback, and finished off his first drive with a touchdown pass to Corey Davis.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, Wilson was injured on a hit from Patriots outside linebacker Matthew Judon after throwing a deep pass that drew a pass interference penalty.

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WATCH: Highlights from Zach Wilson’s NFL preseason debut

Check out all the highlights from New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson’s NFL preseason debut

The New York Jets spent the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft on BYU’s Zach Wilson, hoping he will prove to be the franchise quarterback that has long eluded them.

Wilson’s preseason debut against the New York Giants was full of promise, as the strong-armed signal-caller showed off many of the traits that enticed the Jets throughout the predraft process.

Watch the video above to see all the action from Wilson’s first game action in the pros.

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WATCH: Zach Wilson launches deep TD pass to Elijah Moore at Jets practice

Check out this impressive deep ball from New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson to wide receiver Elijah Moore

When the New York Jets drafted Zach Wilson and Elijah Moore back in April, they had visions of epic touchdown bombs for years to come from their new rookie quarterback-wide receiver combination.

During one of this week’s training practices, those visions became a reality, as Wilson found a wide-open Moore streaking across the field for an easy score.

It won’t be that easy when the real games roll around, but plays like this are exactly why the Jets spent premium pick on both of these promising prospects.

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