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Zach Wilson Jersey Number Finally Announced By New York Jets

May 13, 2021, 4:44 PM

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Zach Wilson stands onstage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being drafted second by the New York Jets during round one of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center on April 29, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY РZach Wilson is officially going to wear No. 2 for the New York Jets. The Jets social media team announced the news on Thursday.

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.

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.”

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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