Zach Wilson Jersey Number Finally Announced By New York Jets
SALT LAKE CITY – Zach Wilson is officially going to wear No. 2 for the New York Jets. The Jets social media team announced the news on Thursday.
We heard there was some interest in rookie numbers??
— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 13, 2021
There was a lot of speculation among Jets fans after Zach Wilson’s mom, Lisa Wilson, posted a picture of a No. 2 jersey on her Instagram stories the day after the NFL draft. New York Jets fans, who had been creating edits for their star quarterback with No. 1 were obviously invested in what number Wilson was going to go with.
— UNISWAG (@UNISWAG) May 12, 2021
The buzz around Wilson’s jersey number even leading to Jets media asking the No. 2 overall pick what number he would be wearing. During rookie minicamp he indicated No. 2 was the likely pick.
“I’m just mixing it up, doing something new,” Wilson said when asked about his number during minicamp. “I like any single-digit number, I think they’re cool. I was the second pick, so that’s a good reason to switch it up. Not much reason behind it but I just think it’s a cool number.”
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) May 13, 2021
During Zach Wilson’s BYU career, Wilson wore No. 11 as a true freshman then switched to No. 1, the jersey he wore during his prep career at Corner Canyon High School.
Wilson opted to go with No. 1 his sophomore after he put a poll up on his personal Instagram asking BYU fans if they wanted to see him in No. 11 or No. 1. He rolled with No. 1 and in that jersey number Wilson was 15-6 as a starter rocking the single-digit. Jets fans would be jumping for joy if Wilson has that type of winning percentage in the No. 2 jersey.
With the official announcement of Zach Wilson’s jersey number, replica Zach Wilson are now on sale featuring the No. 2.
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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