NY Jets news: Zach Wilson Christmas gifts, D.J. Reed Pro Bowl snub, and more

Justin Fried
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The NY Jets are preparing for their Week 16 meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football, but first, quarterback Zach Wilson made sure to get in the holiday spirit.

Wilson is set to make his second consecutive start on Thursday night, but before he could take the field again, the second-year quarterback gave his offensive linemen motorized scooters as a heartfelt Christmas gift.

In a video posted by Nate Herbig on Instagram, Herbig is shown thanking Wilson for his gift before the camera pans to what appears to be a set of nine motorized scooters sitting in the end zone. It seems as though each scooter has a nameplate on the front as well.

It's not uncommon for quarterbacks to show thanks to their offensive linemen during the holiday season. Just last year, Wilson gifted his offensive linemen two round-trip tickets each from New York to anywhere they wanted.

Wilson is looking to make continued progress on and off the field, and he'll certainly hope that his offensive line pays it forward with a better performance on Thursday.

Other NY Jets news

D.J. Reed reacts to Pro Bowl snub

Pro Bowl rosters were revealed on Wednesday night, and although four Jets players did make the initial roster, cornerback D.J. Reed was not among those named to the team. The veteran cornerback was named as a Pro Bowl alternate, but he seems to believe he deserved better.

Reed took to Twitter shortly after the roster was revealed to express his displeasure with a perceived lack of respect.

He followed that up, however, with a tweet of admiration for those who voted for him while also vowing to give away two signed and game-worn jerseys.

Fellow Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner was among the four AFC representatives at the position along with Marlon Humphrey of the Baltimore Ravens, Patrick Surtain II of the Denver Broncos, and Xavien Howard of the Miami Dolphins.

While it's hard to argue against Humphrey and Surtain, Howard's inclusion took many as surprise. The former All-Pro has had an inconsistent (at best) season and his lowly 54.1 Pro Football Focus coverage grade ranks 95th out of 121 qualified cornerbacks.

Howard made it on reputation alone. Reed likely deserved a spot based on merit.

Quinnen Williams injury update

Quinnen Williams is listed as questionable with a calf injury for the second consecutive game, but it seems as though he's trending in the right direction.

The Pro Bowl defensive tackle was listed as a full participant for Wednesday's walkthrough after being listed as limited on Monday and Tuesday.

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ESPN's Rich Cimini called Williams a "game-time decision," but it seems likely that he will play on Thursday night. The same is true for running back Zonovan Knight and safety Lamarcus Joyner who are both "trending toward playing," per Cimini.

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