New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has gained thirteen pounds since the end of the 2021 NFL season.
Zach Wilson struggled in his rookie season. His QBR of 28.2 was 30th out of 31 qualified passers, and he went 3 – 10 as a starter.
He finished the season with 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a 55.6% completion rate.
As well as the mental development expected of a second year quarterback, it’s apparent that physical development is also on the menu for Zach Wilson.
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Wilson ended last season at 208 pounds and now clocks in at 221. He says he wants to be at 218 when the season starts, giving him the ability to absorb pressure without sacrificing his mobility.
“I do have a sweet tooth pretty bad, so that’s been a challenge,” Wilson said.
“I feel better for sure,” he added. “The energy, the ability to have that stamina throughout the whole practice, is better. In the long run, once we get into a game when we actually get hit and tackled, having more size on me will help.”
“I just feel like I’m a better athlete with more weight on, for some reason,” he said.
“He looks good, he’s confident, he’s smiling, he’s vocal,” Saleh said. “I’ve said it before that you can always tell the confidence level and their understanding of what they’re being asked to do by the volume of their voice, and he’s getting pretty loud.”
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As well as that, the front office has invested in a group of new, young offensive talent for Wilson to combine with.
“I feel like the entire staff, from the GM to ownership on down, those guys have done a great done of getting the pieces we need,” he said. “I think it comes back to my job. Now I have to do my job of getting these playmakers the ball. How can I get these big tight ends, these really good receivers and these running backs the ball in space and do what we brought them here to do?”