LOCALS IN THE NFL

Jets QB Zach Wilson Shows Wheels With Long TD Run Against Jaguars

Dec 26, 2021, 11:43 AM

Zach Wilson - New York Jets - Jacksonville Jaguars...

Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets scrambles during the first quarter in the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on December 26, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current Jets quarterback Zach Wilson showed off his wheels with a big touchdown run to cap New York’s opening possession against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jets hosted the Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, December 26.

With 3:54 remaining in the first quarter, the Jaguars brought some heat in an attempt to sack Wilson on 3rd & 5 from New York’s 48-yard line.

The former BYU star evaded the pressure and rolled out to the far side of the field, which was wide-open. Wilson began to sprint down the sideline and cut back to avoid Jacksonville’s secondary before diving across the goal line into the end zone.

Wilson’s run went for 52 yards and six points. The touchdown run gave New York a 6-3 lead.

The sprint capped an eight-play, 91-yard drive that lasted 4:18.

It was Wilson’s fourth rushing touchdown of his rookie campaign.

After the score, Wilson was 3/4 passing for 25 yards. He added one carry for 52 yards and one touchdown with his legs.

The Corner Canyon High School product entered the game having thrown for 1,911 yards, six touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.

New York’s game against Jacksonville is televised 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).

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

Locals In the NFL

Julian-Blackmon-Indianapolis-Colts-NFL...

Kyle Ireland

Colts Safety Julian Blackmon Announces Engagement To Former Jazz Dancer

Former Utah Utes and current Indianapolis Colts safety Julian Blackmon announced his engagement with a post on social media.

2 days ago

Jordan-Love-Green-Bay-Packers-NFL...

Kyle Ireland

Top Plays From Jordan Love During First Season As Packers’ QB1

Former USU standout Jordan Love seized his opportunity to be an NFL starting quarterback and became a rising star for the Packers in 2023.

3 days ago

Garett-Bolles-Broncos...

Michelle Bodkin

Garett Bolles In Attendance For Utah Basketball Game Against Colorado

The Runnin' Utes had Utah football alum Garett Bolles and his family in attendance for their game against the Colorado Buffaloes.

4 days ago

NFL-Scouting-Combine-Logo...

Kyle Ireland

How To Watch Local Players At 2024 NFL Scouting Combine

Multiple local college football products received invitations to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine as part of the pre-draft process.

6 days ago

Kiel-McDonald-Utah-Utes-Football...

Kyle Ireland

Report: Chargers Hiring Former Utah Coach Kiel McDonald To Lead Running Backs

The Chargers reportedly plan to hire former Utah running back coach Kiel McDonald to the same position on Jim Harbaugh's coaching staff.

6 days ago

Puka-Nacua-Los-Angeles-Rams-NFL...

Kyle Ireland

Top Plays From Puka Nacua During 2023 NFL Season

Here are the top plays made by former BYU and current Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua during his rookie season in the NFL.

10 days ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Jets QB Zach Wilson Shows Wheels With Long TD Run Against Jaguars