NY Jets fans are anxiously awaiting the announcement of their rookie numbers following the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft. But they might not have to wait much longer to find out the number for Zach Wilson.
A recent report from Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports revealed that eight first-round picks have apparently chosen their jersey numbers already. One of those players is Wilson.
Kerr stated that Wilson has officially chosen the No. 2 to be his jersey number, a departure from the numbers he wore in college. Wilson originally wore No. 11 at BYU before switching to his now-iconic No. 1.
But if reports are to be believed, Wilson could be set to change that in the NFL.
The NY Jets have high hopes for Zach Wilson
The report also listed seven other first-round picks who have chosen their jersey numbers including the likes of Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance, Justin Fields, Kyle Pitts, and others. Some of which have been confirmed from the players themselves.
Wilson has been quiet on that front so far indicating that he hasn't decided on what number he plans to wear just yet. And the Jets could take a while before they make an official announcement as they waited until the end of June to make the numbers official last year.
Six players in Jets history have donned the No. 2, with only two of those players having appeared in more than a handful of games with the team. Nick Folk in Jason Myers are the two most recent and notable players to appear in a regular-season game with the Jets wearing the No. 2.
The first Jets player to wear the No. 2 came way back in 1962, when the franchise was still named the Titans. Safety Billy Atkins appeared in a total of nine games between 1962 and 1963 wearing that number.
The Jets have high hopes for Wilson who they selected with the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Wilson will likely be asked to start from day one and be tasked with helping lead the Jets into a new era.
It's probably best to wait for an official announcement from either Wilson or the Jets, but if this report is to be believed, Wilson is preparing to sport a new number in New York.