Utah newspaper begs Jets not to pick Zach Wilson, trashes Joe Namath

Somebody’s salty!

A newspaperman in Zach Wilson’s dwelling state of Utah penned an open letter Tuesday urging the Jets to have a change of coronary heart and never choose the previous BYU star quarterback within the 2021 NFL draft this month.

“Please, Jets, give Zach Wilson a break,” learn the headline of the column from longtime Deseret Information author Doug Robinson.

The piece got here in response to the Jets buying and selling Sam Darnold, “their newest quarterback fail[ure],” as Robinson put it, to the Panthers final week, all however guaranteeing they may choose Wilson with the second-overall choose on April 29.

“The New York Publish ran a headline: ‘The Jets now belong to Zach Wilson,’ ” Robinson wrote. “Thanks for nothing.

“Look, the Jets are to quarterbacks what Larry King was to marriage,” Robinson wrote. “Take a look at their file.”

He proceeded to name-drop a number of the quarterbacks, resembling Darnold and Mark Sanchez, who’ve made their approach by the Jets’ revolving door of signal-callers since Joe Namath.

Joe Namath; Zach Wilson
Joe Namath; Zach Wilson
Anthony J. Causi, Getty

However not even Broadway Joe might escape Robinson’s wrath: “Namath is the single-most overrated soccer participant in historical past,” he wrote.

“The place will Wilson be in a number of years?” Robinson added, whereas suggesting Wilson look into demanding a commerce, as Eli Manning did when he was chosen by the Chargers in 2004. “A lot relies on being chosen by a workforce through which quarterbacks thrive. Historical past reveals that isn’t the Jets.”

However there are indicators these might not be your Similar Previous Jets. Joe Douglas, the workforce’s second-year normal supervisor, helped put collectively a Tremendous Bowl workforce in Philadelphia in 2018 and could also be on his method to constructing a contender in New York.

The teaching employees that went 2-14 final season is gone, too, with the well-regarded defensive guru Rob Saleh, and his former offensive sidekick in San Francisco, Mike LaFleur, main the Jets into 2021.

All of them fell in love with Wilson, who threw 33 touchdowns as a junior final fall, at his Professional Day final month.

And it seems they’re prepared to pick Wilson, no matter what a Utah newspaper says.

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