Zach Wilson Seems To Be Already Prepping For The Arrival Of Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers and Zach Wilson shake hands.

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After just two seasons in New York, Zach Wilson’s career with the Jets appears to be all but officially over.

Following a 2022 season that saw him benched for both journeyman Mike White and geriatric Joe Flacco, Wilson is now entering the 2023 season as the presumed backup to Aaron Rodgers, the nearly 40-year-old quarterback that the Jets are in desperate pursuit of.

While Rodgers has yet to become an official member of the Jets, Wilson is certainly acting like the future Hall of Fame signal-caller is already in town as he showed up for the first day of the team’s offseason program, which certainly isn’t a move that’s usually associated with franchise QBs.

With the NFL Draft just a little more than a week away, recent reports have indicated that the Jets and Packers haven’t engaged in trade talks over Rodgers “in weeks.”

Still, both the Jets and the bookies are apparently confident that a deal will happen, as GM Joe Douglas recently proclaimed that Rodgers will be a member of the Jets “eventually”, while Vegas still has the Jets as one of the top 7-8 betting favorites to win next year’s Super Bowl.

Regardless of what ultimately happens with Aaron Rodgers, it certainly feels like Wilson’s chances of ever becoming the Jets’ franchise QB are slim to none as the 23-year-old has wildly disappointed since he was drafted as the #2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

During his two seasons in the NFL with the Jets, Wilson has started in just 22 of 34 possible games and has compiled an 8-14 record. In those 22 starts, Wilson has completed 55% of his passes for 4,022 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. He’s also carried the ball 57 times for 287 yards and five touchdowns.

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