Ranking the 10 most important players to the future of the NY Jets

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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The NY Jets have been building for quite some time, but things have looked progressively better since Joe Douglas took over the team. Now, they now have a good, solid, young core that is ready to help the team climb back to the playoffs.

There are certainly more questions than answers at this point, as few of their young guns have proven themselves over an extended period of time, but based on potential, star power, and fit with this current group, there's plenty to be optimistic about.

All players on a football team are important to success, that's why it's seen as the ultimate team sport, but given the current state of the Jets, these are the 10 young, up-and-coming players that mean the most to the future of this organization.

1. Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

When Joe Douglas took over, Sam Darnold was the QB of the Jets, but not wanting to hitch his wagon to the former USC stud, now NFL dud, Douglas made a move to draft BYU star Zach Wilson at No. 2 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.

His rookie season wasn't quite the breakout that some were predicting, but toward the end of the season, Wilson showed what potential he has. After building more and more talent around him, his sophomore campaign could be one to watch.

Quarterback is commonly known as the most important position in sports, and one the Jets have failed to securely nail in decades. But if Wilson can be the prospect that most believe he can be, the Jets will have a chance no matter what.