ESPN’s Adam Schefter Texts Zach Wilson: ‘Welcome To New York, Officially’
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter said that he’s already texted former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson to welcome him to New York.
Wilson is currently projected by most mock drafts as the No. 2 pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. The New York Jets currently own that pick.
New York’s need to draft a franchise quarterback increased when the Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers on April 5.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) April 5, 2021
During the April 6 edition of ESPN’s Get Up, Schefter revealed a message he sent to Wilson in response to Mike Greenberg asking if Wilson was a lock to the Jets.
“I sent him a text yesterday. I said, ‘Welcome to New York, Zach, officially,'” Schefter replied, “That’s about as far as I can go right now.”
It appears the Jets have now locked in to a QB at the No. 2 spot in the draft. Is there any question left that it will be Zach Wilson?@AdamSchefter: "I sent him a text yesterday. I said, 'Welcome to New York, Zach, officially.'" pic.twitter.com/jOnJavVlzR
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) April 6, 2021
“Zach Wilson would seem to be the obvious choice at number two. It looks like he is headed to the Jets,” Schefter continued. “You don’t trade Sam Darnold and make that move without knowing that you’re going to pick a quarterback at two. So let’s play it out. Trevor Lawrence is going one to Jacksonville. The Jets are on the clock and they’re going to take Zach Wilson from Brigham Young.”
New York Jets
The Jets traded Darnold a week and half after seeing Wilson throw during BYU’s Pro Day.
On March 26, New York sent its general manager, head coach, and offensive coordinator to Provo to watch Wilson’s Pro Day throwing session.
During the event, Jets GM Joe Douglas and Wilson were seen having a conversation on the field of BYU’s Indoor Practice Facility.
Well, that was some show Zach Wilson put on today at the BYU pro day. 😳
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) March 26, 2021
After the Pro Day, Wilson was asked about his interactions with the Jets throughout the draft process.
“Great staff, love those guys. Joe Douglas is a great guy and it was good to see him out here. They got a good thing going,” Wilson said.
Zach Wilson on the interactions he's had with Joe Douglas and the Jets' coaching staff:
"Great staff, love those guys. Joe Douglas is a great guy and it was good to see him out here. They got a good thing going" pic.twitter.com/BKwWkZUZdn
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) March 26, 2021
After the event, The Athletic’s Dane Brugler received a text from an NFL scout who was in attendance.
“Draft starts at 3. Wilson going 2,” Brugler tweeted of the message he received.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 5, 2021
2021 NFL Draft
Wilson will find out which team he’ll play for during the 2021 NFL Draft in April.
Yards After College Podcast: NBC Sports' Peter King on Zach Wilson & the 2021 NFL Draft https://t.co/VA90tM69rd
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) March 30, 2021
The draft is scheduled to be held in Cleveland, Ohio from April 29-May 1. It will broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network.
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