GREEN BAY, Wis. — One other check, one other passing grade for Zach Wilson.
In truth, this one was an A-plus for the Jets’ rookie quarterback.
Wilson seemed NFL-ready in his second preseason recreation, finishing 9 of 11 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns within the Jets’ 23-14 win over the Packers at Lambeau Subject on Saturday. Wilson learn the sector effectively, made a fairly, off-balance throw and by no means appeared flustered. The one knock was the extent of competitors confronted. The Packers rested practically all of their starters, simply because the Giants did every week earlier in Wilson’s first preseason recreation.
Let’s not put him in Canton simply but, however the Jets and their followers ought to really feel inspired by how Wilson seemed in his second time going through a reside protection.
Although the competitors was not top-notch, Wilson confirmed promising traits. He made good selections, progressed by way of his reads and led the Jets to a few scores in 4 sequence. Wilson confirmed a reference to prime receiver Corey Davis (4 catches, 70 yards) and connected with tight finish Tyler Kroft for 2 landing passes.
Wilson confirmed what sort of day it was going to be on his second go of the sport. He hit Davis for a 24-yard acquire to transform a third-and-8. That drive stalled and the Jets received a 54-yard subject aim from Matt Ammendola for a 3-0 lead.
The Jets didn’t do a lot on their second drive, however Wilson received sizzling on his third sequence. He discovered Davis for a 14-yard acquire, then made his greatest throw of the day. He rolled barely left, labored his eyes throughout the sector and located Davis huge open alongside the best sideline. With out having his toes set, Wilson winged a 27-yard go to the Packers’ 16-yard line.
Three performs later, Wilson once more went off his first learn and located Kroft in the course of the sector for an 18-yard landing, his first landing go of the preseason.
Kick returner Corey Ballentine arrange Wilson’s fourth drive with a 73-yard kickoff return to the Inexperienced Bay 30. After two 6-yard runs by Ty Johnson, Wilson once more linked with Kroft for an 18-yard landing and a 17-14 Jets lead with 1:53 left within the first half. That ended Wilson’s day.
Although Wilson was a motive to smile for the Jets, the group’s protection had some points towards the Packers’ backups. Neither Aaron Rodgers nor Jordan Love performed, and third-string quarterback Kurt Benkert seemed means too snug towards the Jets’ beginning protection.
Benkert led two landing drives within the first half whereas the Jets’ starters have been on the sector. Inexperienced Bay opened with an eight-play, 75-yard drive that ended with rookie working again Kylin Hill working across the outdoors of the Jets’ protection and avoiding a deal with by John Franklin-Myers for a 12-yard landing.
The Jets once more received picked aside by Benkert on a 19-play, 81-yard drive that was aided by a holding name towards C.J. Mosley on third down. Benkert picked on rookie cornerback Isaiah Dunn, who was in for Bless Austin. Benkert then threw a fairly landing go to Jace Sternberger, who discovered a gap between security Marcus Maye and cornerback Bryce Corridor.
After shedding defensive finish Carl Lawson for the season in a joint observe with the Packers on Thursday, it seems the Jets could have sustained one other critical harm within the recreation. Linebacker Jarrad Davis needed to be carted to the locker room through the first half with an ankle harm. It’s unclear how extreme the harm is, but it surely didn’t look good.
After 5 days in Inexperienced Bay for 2 joint practices and the sport, the Jets now return to New Jersey, the place they may observe with the Eagles on Tuesday and Wednesday earlier than taking part in Philadelphia within the ultimate preseason recreation.
The Jets open the common season towards the Panthers in three weeks. On Saturday, Wilson seemed like he was proper on schedule.