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NY Jets: 8 shining stars from preseason victory over Packers

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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NY Jets, Zach Wilson
NY Jets, Zach Wilson / Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

2. Tyler Kroft, TE, NY Jets

Tyler Kroft entered Saturday's game as the de facto starting tight end. And if it wasn't already clear that he was the starter, he made sure to solidify that notion with his performance.

Kroft only caught two passes, but each of those plays went for 18-yard touchdowns. Wilson looked his way twice in the red zone and both times it worked out.

Chris Herndon worked entirely with the second-team offense while Ryan Griffin sat out with an injury. Kroft put to bed any doubt that he was the Jets' top tight end.

And on top of that, he established some nice red-zone chemistry with his quarterback. Not a bad day all things considered.

1. Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

No player excelled more on Saturday than Zach Wilson. With the spotlight shining bright on him, Wilson lit up the Packers' second-team defense with his best performance to date.

The rookie found the aforementioned Tyler Kroft for a pair of touchdowns marking the first two scores of his NFL career, even if it was only the preseason.

Wilson finished 9-of-11 for 128 yards, two touchdowns, and a 154,7 QB rating. With all the talk surrounding Justin Fields and other rookie quarterbacks, Wilson staked his claim as the most impressive rookie signal-caller of the summer.

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