Allen Lazard and Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets
The Jets' top two receivers, finally getting an NFL-level game out of their quarterback, showed what they could do.
Wilson finished with 14 targets and nine catches for 60 yards. Quarterback Zach Wilson was routinely finding him on early downs for short gains, creating favorable second and third-down situations. Wilson also made a handful of spectacular catches, including a diving catch on a crucial third down.
Lazard also had his best game as a Jet, catching all three targets for 61 yards and the highlight reel touchdown mentioned before. His most impressive catch came early in the second quarter as Wilson rolled to his right.
Lazard drifted downfield and came back to make a beautiful grab over the defender for 39 yards. It was eerily similar to the Corey Davis catch from two years ago against the Tennessee Titans.
Seeing Lazard and Wilson amass 17 targets and turn that into 12 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown is a huge step for the receiver group. This is what they were supposed to do all year.
It's also a great sign for future growth and development of the offense, assuming Zach Wilson can keep his efficiency up.