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Zach Wilson Tosses First NFL Touchdown In Jets/Packers Week 2 Preseason Game

Aug 21, 2021, 3:23 PM | Updated: 5:57 pm
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Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets throws a pass during warmups before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on August 21, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson threw his first touchdown as an NFL player during the New York Jets’ Week 2 preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers hosted the Jets at Lambeau Field on Saturday, August 21.

Wilson led the Jets to a field goal on the team’s opening drive of the game.

Early in the second quarter, Wilson threw an 18-yard strike to Jets tight end Tyler Kroft.

It resulted in New York’s first touchdown of the contest and the first score of Wilson’s career.

The Wilson-Kroft connection capped a six-play, 65 yard drive by the Jets.

The former BYU quarterback’s toss gave New York a 10-7 lead with 13:46 left in the second quarter.

After the drive, Wilson was 8/10 passing for 110 yards and one touchdown. Wilson’s performance gave him a 145.8 rating to that point of the game.

Later in the quarter, Wilson connected with Kroft in the end zone for the second time. The touchdown gave New York a 17-14 with  1:53 left in the first half.

The pass ended Wilson’s day against the Packers.

The former BYU star finished the contest 9/11 passing for 128 yards and two touchdowns. He recorded a 154.7 rating during his time on the field.

New York’s game against Green Bay is broadcast on the NFL Network.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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