NY Jets news: Woody Johnson backs Zach Wilson, Sauce Gardner commercial
The NY Jets, as an organization, have made it abundantly clear that Zach Wilson will not factor heavily into the team's quarterback plans in 2023. If he's still on the roster, Wilson won't be competing for a starting job.
However, it is noteworthy that the team has insisted publicly that they remain committed to his development. Perhaps that has a little something to do with the opinion of owner Woody Johnson.
Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline reported on Saturday that Johnson "believes the former BYU quarterback can be salvaged" and is the biggest reason why the team is not ready to move on from the former No. 2 overall pick yet.
Is there any truth to this? That remains unclear, but this isn't the first time we've heard a rumor about this. Regardless, even if Johnson is a supporter of Wilson, it won't be enough to earn him a starting job in 2023.
Other NY Jets news
Sauce Gardner to star in Super Bowl commercial
The NFL dropped a teaser video for what appears to be a Super Bowl commercial starring Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner on Saturday. In the video, Gardner is sitting alongside fellow star cornerback Jalen Ramsey in what appears to be a golf cart.
There are some references to "sauce" as Gardner pours some sauce of his own onto a piece of food in his hand. Given Gardner's ongoing partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings, many have speculated that this is a commercial for the famous sports bar franchise.
It's been a long time since the Jets had a player receive the national recognition that Gardner has. He's managed to establish himself as a household name after just one season.
The commercial is set to premiere after halftime of the Super Bowl, per the NFL, so be on the lookout for Gardner come next month's big game.
Jets select Peter Skoronski in mock draft
A recent 2023 NFL Mock Draft from Marcus Mosher of Pro Football Focus has the Jets selecting Northwestern offensive tackle Peter Skoronski with the 13th overall pick in the first round.
Skoronski is widely seen as one of the best offensive tackle prospects in this year's class. He's versatile, experienced, and technically sound, although many have questioned his overall length and physical limitations.
Some believe that Skoronski could be a better fit as a guard in the NFL, although the same was said about Alijah Vera-Tucker, and he seemed to fare just fine at tackle this past season.
Expect to see Skoronski mocked to the Jets quite a bit over the coming weeks and months.