Zach Wilson Earns First NFL Victory, Leads Jets To Win Over Titans

Oct 3, 2021, 2:50 PM | Updated: 10:38 pm

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Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets looks to throw the ball during the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium on October 03, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson tasted victory for the first time in the NFL as he led the New York Jets to a win over the Tennessee Titans.

The Jets hosted the Titans at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, October 3.

New York defeated Tennessee in overtime, 27-24.

The Jets trailed the Titans by seven points in the fourth quarter before Wilson led a comeback.

With 11:30 remaining in regulation, the former BYU gunslinger tossed a three-yard pass to Jamison Crowder to know the game at 17-17.

Less than three minutes later, Wilson connected with Corey Davis for six points on a deep ball of 53 yards. Wilson’s second touchdown pass put the Jets up 24-17.

The Titans tied the game on a touchdown with 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The score sent the game into overtime.

Wilson marched the Jets down the field for a go-ahead field on the opening possession of overtime.

Tennessee’s Randy Bullock missed a potentially game-tying 49-yard field goal with 19 seconds left in overtime and New York secured its first win of the season.

Wilson finished the game 21/34 passing for 297 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He posted a rating of 97.3.

After the game, Jets head coach Robert Saleh told the team that Wilson “stepped up” before he awarded the rookie a game ball.

With the win, the Jets improved to a record of 1-3 on the season.

New York’s next game is against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 10 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT). The game will be televised 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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