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Jets QB Zach Wilson Throws Touchdown Pass In Efficient Outing Against Panthers

Aug 12, 2023, 3:47 PM

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Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter of a preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 12, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson had an efficient outing that included a touchdown pass in the New York Jets‘ second preseason game.

Zach Wilson tosses TD pass during Jets-Panthers preseason game

The Carolina Panthers hosted the Jets at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, August 12.

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With eight seconds left in the first half, Wilson hit Kenny Yeboah for a two-yard touchdown on a nice play-action pass. After an extra-point kick, the Jets took a 13-0 lead into the locker room at the halftime break.

Wilson started at quarterback and played the entire first half for the Jets.

The former BYU quarterback finished his afternoon 14/20 passing for 123 yards and one touchdown. Wilson also ran the ball once for two yards. He posted a 102.7 rating.

New York’s game against Carolina is televised on NFL Network.

The Jets opened the preseason with a 21-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the league’s annual Hall of Fame game. New York closes out the preseason with games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants.

The Jets kick off their regular season schedule at home against the Buffalo Bills on Monday, September 11 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

About Zach Wilson

Before his time in the NFL, the Corner Canyon High School product had a standout career at BYU. Wilson helped the Cougars to an 11-1 record during his final season in Provo.

Following his college career, the Jets selected Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

During the quarterback’s rookie season, Wilson missed four games due to a knee injury. He finished the year throwing for 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns, and 11 interceptions with a 55.6 completion rate.

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Before his second season, the former BYU star underwent surgery after suffering a knee injury in New York’s preseason opener. Without Wilson, the Jets opened the 2022 season with a 1-2 record. After returning, the Jets posted a 5-2 record before Wilson was benched for the first time. After a month on the sidelines, Wilson returned to action for a couple of contests before he was benched again.

Last season, the Jets posted a 7-10 record and missed the NFL Playoffs.

Wilson finished the 2022 season having thrown for 1,688 yards, six touchdowns, and seven interceptions with a 54.5 percent completion rate. He has a rating of 72.9 and a QBR of 37.1. The Jets missed the playoffs with a 7-10 record.

During his two seasons in the league, Wilson has passed for 4,022 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. He’s also run for 287 yards and five touchdowns.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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