The NY Jets are hoping to see some standout performances from a number of their young players this spring, but most importantly, they're just looking to escape without any injuries.
That's why many were holding their breath when rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson limped off the field after catching a Zach Wilson touchdown during Wednesday's practice.
There was no immediate update on Wilson's status, although he didn't return for the remainder of practice — a session that was just about over anyway.
Fortunately, The Athletic's Connor Hughes reported that night that Wilson was "fine" following his injury scare and that there was no cause for concern. His participation in Thursday's practice confirmed the report.
The NY Jets have high hopes for Garrett Wilson in 2022
The Jets drafted Wilson with the 10th overall pick in this year's draft with the hope that he could become one of the best receivers the team has had in years.
A former five-star recruit, Wilson joined a stacked receiving corps at Ohio State and found his first consistent playing time as a sophomore in 2020 when he was named first-team All-Big Ten after finishing with 43 catches for 723 yards and six touchdowns in eight games.
Wilson returned the following year as one of Ohio State's top offensive playmakers, and he didn't disappoint. The 21-year-old hauled in 70 catches for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns, this time earning first-team All-American honors.
That was enough for him to be considered arguably the best receiver in this year's draft class. Now, the Jets are hoping that he can continue that production in the NFL.
Paired with the likes of Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, and Braxton Berrios, Wilson joins a much-improved Jets offense led by second-year quarterback Zach Wilson.
Garrett Wilson will be integral to the success and development of his young QB as well as the rest of this Jets' offense. To do so, however, he'll have to stay healthy.
Fortunately, the Jets seem to have avoided any spring injuries to this point. Knock on wood.