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New York Jets Vote Rookie QB Zach Wilson As 2021 Team Captain
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced that former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson was voted as a team captain for the 2021 NFL season.
Saleh announced the Jets’ captains on Wednesday, September 8.
In addition to Wilson, Foley Fatukasi, Corey Davis, Justin Hardee, and CJ Mosley were selected as captains.
New York’s team captains were voted on by the players, according to team reporter Ethan Greenberg.
Earlier in the offseason, the first-year head coach spoke about receiving feedback from his team captains and veteran players.
“I’m always open to have a conversation,” Saleh said. “Remember, the best-coached teams are the teams that coach themselves and have especially veteran leadership to step in and voice their opinions and have a thought on how they can make things better. I think that’s always important. It’s a machine, and they’re a big, big part of it. Obviously, I would always appreciate their voice.”
Our 2021 team captains:@TreyDeuce32RTR @jhardee_19 @TheCDavis84 @ZachWilson
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— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 8, 2021
New York selected Wilson out of BYU with the No. 2 overall pick in April’s 2021 NFL Draft.
Wilson played in two preseason contests for the Jets and went 15/20 passing for 191 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
Zach Wilson throws an 18-yard strike for his first (preseason) touchdown as an NFL QB. #LocalsInTheNFL #NYJvsGB @kslsportspic.twitter.com/lOEQdJQ5P5
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) August 21, 2021
Wilson and the Jets begin the regular season on the road against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT). The game will broadcast on CBS.
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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