Nick Mimi @nmimi
2022 Fantasy Football Outlook: Zach Wilson
Zach Wilson was the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He was drafted by Jets general manager Joe Douglas, and first-year head coach Robert Saleh. On top of Wilson, they drafted guard Alijah Vera-Tucker and receiver Elijah Moore.
Last season he did not have the best statistical season for a quarterback. He threw for 2,334 yards to 9 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He did rush for 185 yards and had four rushing touchdowns. With a full NFL season under his belt, Zach is getting a lot of off-season hype, and for good reason.
The Jets massively improved his supporting cast around him by adding tight ends CJ Uzomah and Tyler Conklin. Last season Ryan Griffin and Tyler Kroft were his starters. The Jets drafted Breece Hall with pick 36 in the 2022 NFL draft and will complement Michael Carter in the backfield. Breece Hall was graded the best running back in the 2022 NFL draft and will give Zach a great addition out of the backfield.
Last season the Jets drafted Elijah Moore and signed Corey Davis. Both were injured throughout the 2021 season. Moore flashed signs of a breakout, but a late-season injury stopped that. In the final few games, Zach played as a much better quarterback with his top options out. He threw 136 consecutive passes without an interception and had eight touchdowns. He closed the season with five games in a row without an interception and was yards away from upsetting Tom Brady. His top WR options were Braxton Berrios, Keelan Cole, Jamison Crowder, and Tarik Black when he played Buffalo at the end of the season.
The Jets were aggressive this offseason trying to add a top wide receiver. They almost landed Tyreek Hill, and were in on Deebo Samuel until they were on the clock at pick ten. They drafted Garrett Wilson to pair with Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, and Braxton Berrios. Wilson was one of, if not, the best wide receivers in this draft class. On top of all the offensive signings, the Jets signed Lakan Tomlinson to add to their line. They also get 2020 first-round draft pick, Mekhi Becton, back from
With an improved offensive line, better wide receivers, and an improved running game, there’s no reason Zach Wilson shouldn’t break out or show huge signs of improvement. He has been flying all over the country doing private workouts with his teammates and has added muscle in the offseason. He played last year at 214 pounds and bulked up to 221 this offseason. This is a big year for the Jets as they look to break a long playoff drought, as they have not been since the 2010 season.