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Jets QB Zach Wilson Throws First Touchdown Pass In NFL Debut Against Panthers

Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson tossed the first touchdown pass of his NFL career during Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.

The Panthers hosted the Jets on Sunday, September 12.

With 1:25 remaining in the the third quarter, Wilson connected with a wide-open Corey Davis for 22 yards and six points.

Wilson’s throw gave the Jets their first points of the game.

After the touchdown, Wilson ran in a two-point conversion to cut Carolina’s lead to 16-8.

Wilson was 4/4 passing for 57 yards and the score on the drive.

The touchdown capped an eight-play, 70-yard drive that lasted 4:40.

After the score the Jets rookie was 13/26 passing for 150 yards, one touchdown, and an interception.

New York’s game against Carolina is broadcast on CBS.

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

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