Chad Johnson: NY Jets QB 'Zach Wilson is f—ing great'

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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Despite his lackluster performance on Sunday, NY Jets quarterback Zach Wilson still has a believer in former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson.

Johnson took to Twitter on Sunday to respond to a fan who asked him about Wilson. A known fan of Wilson's, Johnson has made it no secret that he believes in the young quarterback's ability to reach his ceiling in the NFL.

And his response this weekend certainly made that clear.

"Zach Wilson is f—ing great, we must understand he’s a rookie & will be fine, he’s an immense talent & once things around him are all on one accord you’ll see them flourish as a unit."

Chad Johnson, on Zach Wilson

This isn't the first time that Johnson has expressed his support for Wilson, someone who likely grew up watching the former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver on TV. Johnson has tweeted about his love for Wilson on numerous occasions in the past.

Despite Zach Wilson's struggles, Chad Johnson is still a fan of the NY Jets QB

Wilson has had a bit of a roller coaster of a rookie season. His play on the field has been up-and-down (with more down than up) and he was forced to miss a month of action after suffering a knee injury earlier in the year.

There have been flashes of the player the Jets saw at BYU, however. Wilson is the only rookie quarterback to win Rookie of the Week this season, and he's done so twice.

His Week 4 outing against the Tennessee Titans showed everyone his immense upside while his recent performance against the Philadelphia Eagles was evidence that the young quarterback can play safe, competent football.

It's all a part of the learning process of a rookie QB, and that's what Johnson preached in his tweet. Patience is necessary. Wilson's struggles aren't unprecedented — in fact, they're quite common for rookie quarterbacks forced into action early on bad teams.

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Zach Wilson still has a long way to go before he's a viable NFL starting quarterback, let alone the superstar talent the Jets and Chad Johnson believe he could be.

But every sign of progress is a step in the right direction for both the player and the organization.