2. How big of a jump can NY Jets fans expect to see from Zach Wilson?
The assessment of the much-discussed second-year jump for Wilson begins on Sunday. After a mostly bad first year for the quarterback out of BYU, the training wheel mentality will no longer be present for most Jets fans.
Wilson now has a group of offensive weapons that can be comparable to many young quarterbacks, an offensive line with solid starters at four out of the five positions on the unit, and an offensive coordinator who seemingly is able to scheme players open more often than not.
There is no excuse for not seeing a jump from Wilson, but against the Steelers, the team will get a glimpse of just how big of a jump they might see.
During games against Tennessee, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, and Tampa Bay last season, Wilson showed different flashes of big play potential as well as a comfort within the offense in making quick decisions and avoiding unnecessary mistakes.
One of the most important parts when it comes to improvement for Wilson is the ability to limit the "rookie" mistakes and to be consistent in his decision-making while playing within the confines of the system.