Zach Wilson wasn't able to find the end zone in his first career preseason start with the NY Jets a week ago. But he wasn't about to go two weeks without a touchdown.
With 13:46 remaining in the second quarter, Wilson found tight end Tyler Kroft for an 18-yard touchdown pass to give the Jets the lead.
Kroft ran a quick seam route, Wilson stood in the pocket with plenty of time, and the rookie QB floated a pass right into Kroft's arms who survived a big hit to take the ball into the end zone.
And just like that, Wilson's first career touchdown pass (at least in the preseason) was in the books.
Zach Wilson led the NY Jets offense to 17 points in the first half
Wilson finished 9-of-11 for 128 yards and two touchdowns in just under a half of play. He looked poised, composed, and in control at all times. He looked like he belonged.
And after finding Kroft for his first career touchdown pass early in the quarter, he connected again with his tight end for a second score toward the end of the half.
On what would be his final play of the game, Wilson found Kroft once again for another 18-yard touchdown pass. This one required a little more catch-and-run action as Wilson rolled to his left and found Kroft in the flats before the veteran made a few guys miss and hustled into the end zone.
It was an outstanding performance from Wilson who looked every part of the franchise quarterback the Jets believe he will be.
Yes, it was against backups. Yes, it was the preseason. But Wilson did exactly what he should do in that situation — he flourished.
Zach Wilson flashed his superstar traits in Week 2 of the preseason. And the Jets couldn't be more excited about his future as a result.