3 standouts and 1 dud from second NY Jets open-media OTA practice

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2. Dud: Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

Zach Wilson showed signs of growth in the first open-media OTA session last week. The former No. 2 overall pick filled in for Aaron Rodgers and completed 12 of his 14 pass attempts, including a 9-of-10 performance during 7-on-7 drills.

Unfortunately, Wilson ran into a few more issues in Wednesday's practice. The 23-year-old completed 5-of-8 passes during 11-on-11 drills, including back-to-back errant throws to a wide-open Jeremy Ruckert and an open T.J. Luther.

Wilson seemed more comfortable working through his progressions, but his accuracy remains a concern. Ruckert found an open seam in the middle of the defense, only for Wilson to fire it just off-mark past the second-year tight end.

Meanwhile, fellow backup quarterback Tim Boyle had a more efficient day, completing 3-of-4 passes in 11-on-11 drills. His only incompletion came as a result of a drop by Diontae Spencer, per The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt.

Wilson is still seen as the favorite to win the backup QB job this summer, but performances like this won't help his case. It wasn't all bad for Wilson, who was praised by head coach Robert Saleh before practice, but the accuracy issues continue to be a problem.

Wilson is hoping to string together positive performances this summer, if only just to build his confidence back up. After a disastrous 2022 season, Wilson needs all the positivity he can get.