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Zach Wilson, New York Jets First 17-Game Schedule Released For 2021 Season

May 12, 2021, 5:46 PM

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Zach Wilson moments after being selected No. 2 overall to the New York Jets. (Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

(Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY – We already knew who Zach Wilson would face in week one of the 2021 New York Jets schedule. Wilson will take on former Jets QB Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers. But now we have the full 17-game slate.

On Wednesday night, the NFL released the entire 2021 schedule. At first glance, there are some opportunities for wins from the young Jets, who only won two games in 2020. A long-suffering franchise that hopes the former BYU signal-caller can turn around their fortunes from now on.

This is the first time in 43 years that the NFL has expanded the number of games on the regular season schedule. 2021 is being marketed by the league as “The Biggest Season Ever” because it is. The 2021 season marks the first-ever 17-game schedule.

Here’s the full 17-game schedule for Zach Wilson and the New York Jets in 2021.

Zach Wilson rookie year: 2021 New York Jets Schedule

Week 1 (Sept. 12): New York Jets at Carolina Panthers, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 2 (Sept. 19): New England Patriots at New York Jets, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 3 (Sept. 26): New York Jets at Denver Broncos, 2:05 p.m., CBS

Week 4 (Oct. 3): Tennessee Titans at New York Jets, 2 p.m., CBS

Week 5 (Oct. 10): New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons (London), 7:30 a.m., NFL Network

Week 6: BYE

Week 7 (Oct. 24): New York Jets at New England Patriots, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 8 (Oct. 31): Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 9 (Nov. 4): New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts (Thursday), 6:20 p.m., FOX/NFL Network/Amazon

Week 10 (Nov. 14): Buffalo Bills at New York Jets, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 11 (Nov. 21): Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 12 (Nov. 28): New York Jets at Houston Texans, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 13 (Dec. 5): Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 14 (Dec. 12): New Orleans Saints at New York Jets, 11 a.m., FOX

Week 15 (Dec. 18 or 19): New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, TBD

Week 16 (Dec. 26): Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 17 (Jan. 2): Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets, 11 a.m., CBS

Week 18 (Jan. 9): New York Jets at Buffalo Bills, 11 a.m., CBS

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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Zach Wilson, New York Jets First 17-Game Schedule Released For 2021 Season