Just before Zach Wilson took to the pitch to pitch on BYU’s Pro Day, word broke of a trade between the 49ers and Dolphins for third overall pick in the draft.
The 49ers traded the 12th pick and two more first rounders to move up for what most people think will be a quarterback. Considering that the Jets are the No. 2 pick and reaching that spot would guarantee the 49ers their pick over non-Trevor Lawrence quarterbacks, it’s fair to think they called the Jets before agreeing to the Dolphins. deal.
It’s also fair to think the Jets would have taken that deal if they passed a quarterback on number 2, so the way things turned out definitely indicates the Jets would take a quarterback. Wilson is widely regarded as the second-best in this draft class, and Jets General Manager Joe Douglas was in Provo on Friday to watch him.
After practice, Wilson said he would love to go anywhere in the NFL and he had some positive things to say about the Jets and Douglas.
“Great Staff. I like those guys. Joe Douglas is a great guy. It was good see him hereThey have something good going on, ”said Wilson through Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
The Jets didn’t fare too well when they went 2-14 in 2020, but they hired a new head coach in Robert Saleh and took some steps to address the weaknesses in the free service. We’ll know in about a month if Wilson is the next part of the plan for better results going forward.