The NY Jets were impressed with a number of things about Zach Wilson's game in the months leading up to the draft. But perhaps more than anything, they were enamored by his dedication and will to improve.
The former BYU signal-caller has shown just that during his brief stint with the Jets thus far.
Before the Jets reconvene for training camp later this month, Wilson and his family went on a vacation, per numerous social media posts from his family members.
And Wilson wasn't about to let a little family vacation get in the way of watching film of taking reps.
His father, Mike, posted images of Wilson tossing a football around on a golf course the family was visiting. As Mike puts it, it was the "only grass [they] could find to get some work in."
That wasn't all, however. Photos also surfaced of Wilson watching film on his phone while he and his family were playing cards at a table.
His mother, Lisa, shared the image to her Instagram account.
His mother later shared proof of Wilson's "obsession" with watching film.
The NY Jets have been impressed by Zach Wilson's work ethic this offseason.
For those who know of Wilson's legendary study habits, this shouldn't come as a surprise. His college coaches have raved about his work ethic and praised him for his never-ending will to improve his game.
BYU head coach Kalani Sitake went as far as to say that while others are playing video games, Wilson is on his tablet studying film.
"He watches all kinds of film on his off time. While guys are playing video games and playing their PS5s and stuff like that, he’s on his iPad and laptop watching film. You can talk to our video coordinator. He (Wilson) downloads NFL films. So he’s watching Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, (Ben) Roethlisberger, he’s watching all these guys. And I mean, like tons of film, and then he’ll text me and say, ‘Hey, I like this play. What do you think?’ And there’s like, ‘Yeah, man, whatever you like. Let’s just take a look at it.’"- Kalani Sitake, on Zach Wilson
Sitake isn't the only one to speak highly of Wilson's work ethic. The Jets have been incredibly impressed by the attitude of their new quarterback this spring.
Head coach Robert Saleh called Wilson "relentless" while praising his intelligence and study habits.
"He’s relentless in terms of his want for knowledge and in terms of studying. It is interesting, when he’s watching tape, the things he’s able to pick up and recognize on tape."- Robert Saleh, on Zach Wilson
The Jets have high hopes for Zach Wilson who was brought in this offseason to replace the recently-departed Sam Darnold.
Wilson is as dedicated to his craft as any player in the Jets locker room. And that's something that should serve him well as he moves forward in his career.