Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson

23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Jets
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Wilson was the starter from Day 1 last season (aside from four midseason games missed to a knee injury), and it was a tough road for the No. 2 overall pick. There's no doubting his arm strength, but Wilson's accuracy was a major problem. He was last in the league in both on- target percentage (66.8) and completion percentage (55.6). Only Trevor Lawrence (6.0) had a lower YPA than Wilson's 6.1. His biggest stumbling block, though, was short and intermediate throws. On downfield throws, his rates were middle of the pack. On attempts of less than 15 yards, he ranked last by at least four percentage points in both on-target rate (70.4 percent) and completion rate (59.2 percent). Sloppy mechanics and footwork led to missed throws, but Wilson was an accurate college quarterback, so perhaps there's hope. The Jets helped him this offseason by drafting WR Garrett Wilson (4.38 40) 10th overall and RB Breece Hall in the second round. They join wideouts Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios and running back Michael Carter, creating a solid collection of skill players for Wilson to target. Strong-armed and athletic, Wilson has the tools to put up fantasy points, but he won't take advantage until he improves his accuracy and starts using his mobility as a runner (29 rushes last season). To that end, he may be limited (or even absent) early in the season, after suffering a meniscus injury and bone bruise in New York's preseason opener. The injury could impact his mobility even if Wilson makes it back for Week 1. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $35.1 million contract with the Jets in July of 2021.
Won't suit up Week 12
QBNew York Jets
November 23, 2022
Head coach Robert Saleh confirmed Wednesday that Wilson will be a healthy inactive for this weekend's game against the Bears as the Jets' third quarterback, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
After Wilson completed just nine of 22 pass attempts for 77 yards in last week's 10-3 loss to the Patriots, Saleh was unwilling to commit to the No. 2 overall picki in the 2021 draft retaining the starting role. Saleh clarified his plans for Week 12 when he spoke to the media Wednesday, noting that Mike White will step in as the Jets' new starter, while Joe Flacco will serve as the No. 2 quarterback. The Jets may be leaving the door open for Wilson to reclaim the starting role beyond Week 12, with Saleh noting that the young signal-caller "needs a reset," per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. According to Allen, Saleh went on to say that Wilson is still viewed as the Jets' franchise signal-caller, in spite of his rough start to his second season. Since debuting Week 4 after missing the Jets' first three contests while recovering from a meniscectomy and a bone bruise to his right knee, Wilson has completed just 55.6 percent of his passes for 6.8 yards per attempt and a 4:5 TD:INT over seven games.
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How do Zach Wilson's 2022 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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  • 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
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  • 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 %
24.3%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.6 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.8%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.8 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.8%
 
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vs Bears
Sunday, Nov 27th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
77.5
 
Cornerbacks
84.6
 
Safeties
60.7
 
Linebackers
85.3
 
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2022 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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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.
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Reportedly not starting Sunday
QBNew York Jets
November 23, 2022
Wilson is not in line to start Sunday's game against the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Week 12 starting QB TBD
QBNew York Jets
November 21, 2022
Coach Robert Saleh was non-committal Monday on whether Wilson will start this Sunday's game against the Bears, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Struggles in loss to New England
QBNew York Jets
November 20, 2022
Wilson completed nine of 22 passes for 77 yards and rushed three times for 26 yards in Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Patriots.
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Does enough to beat Bills
QBNew York Jets
November 6, 2022
Wilson completed 18 of 25 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-17 win over Buffalo. He added 24 yards on five rushing attempts and lost a fumble.
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INTs overshadow 355-yard outing
QBNew York Jets
October 30, 2022
Wilson completed 20 of 41 passes for 355 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Patriots. He added two rushing yards on one attempt.
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