Jets Found a Team Desperate Enough to Trade for Zach Wilson

The Zach Wilson era in New York is officially over as the team garners just a sixth-round pick for the former top selection
New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) tries to elude the pressure of Miami Dolphins defensive
New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) tries to elude the pressure of Miami Dolphins defensive / Jim Rassol / USA TODAY NETWORK

The New York Jets have finally ended the long standoff with Zach Wilson finding a trade partner in the Denver Broncos for the former second overall pick. The Jets send Zach Wilson and a 7th round pick (pick 256) for the Broncos sixth round pick (pick 207).

The departure is no surprise as Wilson clearly wasn't panning out in New York while the team signed Tyrod Taylor to be the backup to Aaron Rodgers. The team needed to ensure they had capable play behind Rodgers in case of injury and Wilson clearly couldn't provide it.

The Zach Wilson era in New York was an utter disappointment as the team selected the BYU Quarterback Second Overall hoping for their franchise quarterback. Wilson finishes his Jets career with a 12-21 record as a starter passing 566-993 (57%) with 6,293 yards and 23 touchdowns to 25 interceptions. Any hope of Wilson figuring his career out was wrecked in 2022 when he was demoted to third string with Mike White taking the reins quickly grabbing the love of his teammates and the fanbase.

The trade now gives Joe Douglas a sixth round pick to work with rather than the seventh rounder the team traded away. The selection won't land the Jets a massive piece, but it gives the team a better chance at landing a capable player.

Draft Woes at Quarterback Continue to Hurt the Jets

The Jets have a clear issue at drafting quarterbacks over the past two selections failing with Zach Wilson and Sam Darnold. The Jets wasted the 2nd overall pick and the 3rd overall pick on the pair missing out on star players such as Ja'Marr Chase, Penei Sewell, Patrick Surtain II, and several other playmakers. The Jets have the benefit of having Aaron Rodgers at the helm meaning the team can continue picking other positions where they've been very successful.

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