NY Jets QB Zach Wilson shines in a PERFECT practice day

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NY Jets quarterback Zach Wilson celebrated his birthday in style on Wednesday, putting together a practice that could only be described by one word: perfect.

Yes, Wilson was flawless throughout Wednesday's practice and didn't throw a single incompletion. It was easily the best performance of the summer for Wilson who has now strung together consecutive promising practices.

Wilson completed all eight of his passes with touchdowns to the likes of Tyler Conklin and Elijah Moore. There were no flashy, jaw-dropping plays this time around. Instead, Wilson was confident, efficient, and, well, perfect.

SNY's Connor Hughes recounted that Wilson was "making everything look easy" throughout the day, another good sign given his inconsistencies at points this summer.

The NY Jets have to be pleased with Zach Wilson's perfect practice

Wilson has proven in the past that he has the arm talent to be a star in this league. He flashed his natural abilities last season and has made some highlight-reel plays throughout the summer. What's been missing from his game has been consistency.

On Wednesday, Wilson was as consistent as humanly possible. There were no mistakes, no gaffes, and no incompletions. This was as good as Wilson has looked at any point this summer.

Head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media after practice and highlighted Wilson's confidence in the red zone. Saleh called Wilson "fast" and "deliberate" with his decision-making and praised his performance in red-zone drills.

The Jets are hoping to see Wilson string together more practices like this one, especially as we near the start of the regular season. After all, the Jets are just nine days away from their first preseason outing of the year.

The team's success could very well hinge on the performance of Wilson this season. If their young QB takes the step they hope he will, the Jets should be playing meaningful games in December. If he falters again, they might just be out of the race before November.

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Zach Wilson put together his best practice of the summer on his 23rd birthday. Talk about a birthday present.