Wilson will be the pick at No. 2 overall. At least, that’s the sentiment shared by NFL Hall of Famer and fellow BYU alumnus Steve Young.
Young talked about the San Francisco 49ers’ plan for the quarterback position in a recent appearance on local Bay Area radio station, KNBR. And in doing so, he let a little slip about the Jets and their plans as well.
Young mentioned that the 49ers’ No. 1 priority should be Wilson, but that he didn’t see any way that it could get done. That’s because the Jets, at least according to Young, are already set on Wilson.
The NY Jets have already committed to Zach Wilson
In fact, Young went as far as to say that the Jets have already recruited Wilson’s family during the process.
“There’s no question in my mind, if [the 49ers] can figure out how to get Zach [Wilson], that’s their No. 1 first choice. I just don’t know how they get it done. The Jets have committed to Zach and recruited the family. I just don’t know how that gets undone, but you know, look, a lot can happen.”
Notably, Young is someone who should know quite a bit about this situation given his connection to both the 49ers and BYU.
He has a prior relationship with Wilson and the BYU program and it certainly isn’t a stretch to imagine that he has some degree of information about how invested in Wilson certain NFL teams are.
And when it comes to the 49ers, he seems to have a good idea as to who they are targeting with the No. 3 overall pick. San Francisco just sent a massive draft haul to the Miami Dolphins to trade up to third overall.
Young indicates that they obviously want Wilson, but that they know he isn’t falling past the Jets.
As the weeks go by, a future Wilson/Jets marriage seems all but certain. Of course, anything can still happen, but it would be a surprise to see anyone but Zach Wilson be the pick at second overall come draft day.
At least, in terms of how the situation is viewed in this very moment.
The Jets are clearly interested in Wilson, and based on numerous reports, their relationship extends far beyond “interest.”