The NY Jets dropped their highly anticipated Flight 2022 series on Thursday night, giving fans an inside look at the team's offseason moves. The Jets production team has done a great job with these documentary pieces over the last few years.
With the added anticipation from positive sentiments regarding what the organization did this offseason, it made these behind-the-scenes moments even more significant.
The cohesion of the coaching staff now in their second year was ever-present throughout Flight 2022. The staff, front office, and players appear to be aligned within an organization that has clear direction on the type of football team they are striving to become.
Some themes and moments within the series stood out as indicators of how the Jets plan to build their roster, and the types of core beliefs they are instilling in the hopes of creating a championship culture.
Episode 1: Focus on Zach Wilson's performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17
In the first episode, the stage was being set to show how important of an offseason this was considering the number of assets that the team had. The focal point of how free agency and the draft would shake out had to do with surrounding Zach Wilson with the pieces to maximize his talent.
It was interesting to see Robert Saleh and Zach Wilson both make specific references to the Jets quarterback's performance against the Buccaneers in the first episode.
Despite it not being his best statistical game of the season, it was the cleanest performance of the year from Wilson from a decision-making standpoint.
The game is a great reference point for what a baseline of consistency should be for the second-year signal-caller. Wilson limited mistakes in the game and checked the ball down when he needed to, while also reading the defense well in order to make some impressive throws.
While the game didn't end with a win, the way that Wilson played should serve as a benchmark that can be elevated by a much-improved roster around him considering the Jets had an injury-depleted roster against Tampa Bay.