3 standouts and 2 duds from third NY Jets open-media OTA practice

NY Jets, Zach Wilson, Aaron Rodgers
NY Jets, Zach Wilson, Aaron Rodgers / Rich Schultz/GettyImages
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Dud: Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

Zach Wilson's spring has been about as inconsistent as many would have expected. He's had his fair share of impressive moments, but they've been sprinkled in with far too many errant passes and slip-ups.

Tuesday's practice was a perfect instance of Wilson's inconsistencies. He started off hot, completing all five of his passes in 11-on-11 drills and then his next four in 7-on-7 drills. Unfortunately, it came crashing down after that.

Wilson struggled mightily in red-zone drills, completing just one of his four pass attempts. That included consecutive "way off" errant passes to undrafted rookies Travis Dye and Xavier Gipson.

It was another up-and-down performance for Wilson, which is why he earns another spot on this list. The former No. 2 overall pick needs to stack positive practices this summer if he's to hold on to the backup QB job.

Standout: Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets

Garrett Wilson appears primed for a monster sophomore season, at least if OTAs are any indication. The former first-round pick has wasted little time developing chemistry with his new quarterback this spring.

Wilson and Rodgers hooked up for a few completions during Tuesday's practice, the most impressive being a back-shoulder fade in the corner of the end zone.

Working against D.J. Reed, Wilson skied into the air to haul in a perfectly-thrown anticipation pass from Rodgers for the would-be touchdown. Wilson proceeded to blow a few kisses to the camera before celebrating with new teammate Allen Lazard.

After a standout rookie season that saw him finish with 83 catches and over 1,100 yards, Jets fans should be very excited about what Wilson could do with Rodgers throwing him the ball this year.