The NY Jets welcomed fans back to One Jets Drive on Saturday as the bleachers were filled with Jets faithful at the team's training camp practice. And Zach Wilson and Elijah Moore wasted no time stealing the show.
Wilson made his long-awaited debut on Friday to less-than-stellar results. The rookie quarterback predictably struggled in his first appearance, but Saturday was a different story.
Wilson put on a show in front of fans finishing as one of the stars of the afternoon, helped out by the impressive performance from his fellow rookie, Elijah Moore.
The rookie duo connected numerous times throughout the day including a thrilling 80-yard touchdown pass that prompted a roar from the crowd. Cries of "Super Bowl" could even be heard from the raucous fans in attendance.
Optimism has returned to Florham Park. And Wilson and Moore are captaining that optimism.
Zach Wilson and Elijah Moore put on a show for NY Jets fans on Saturday.
The Jets worked exclusively in 11-on-11 drills on Saturday, a departure from their 7-on-7/11-on-11 split on Friday. Wilson completed 14-of-20 passes and didn't throw an interception this time around.
The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the 80-yard bomb to Moore that went about 40 yards in the air. It looked like busted coverage, but that didn't make the crowd any less excited.
On Friday, Wilson looked hesitant and indecisive in the face of pressure. It was his first day back on the job — none of this was all too surprising. That's why it was so encouraging to see him bounce back in the way that he did on Saturday.
Wilson kept his eyes downfield, stepped up into a muddy pocket, and found Corey Davis on the sideline for around a 15-yard gain. He did the same with Denzel Mims a few plays later.
The very next play, Wilson stepped up in the face of pressure and found Moore for the longest play of Jets training camp so far.
Moore once again made his presence felt on Saturday later hauling in a beautifully thrown ball from Wilson over the head of cornerback Bryce Hall. Wilson rolled to his right and displayed superb touch and accuracy to find Moore who made the contested grab.
This was the performance that Jets fans wanted to see when they made their way to One Jets Drive on Saturday.
Wilson and Moore are here to reinvigorate a Jets fan base that has been tortured with apathy for far too long. Saturday's practice was hopefully a sign of things to come.