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Zach Wilson goes beast mode on ridiculous TD run

By Kristen Wong
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Zach Wilson fantasy managers, rejoice. The NY Jets rookie quarterback just scored a ridiculous rushing touchdown in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In a highly anticipated matchup between two quarterbacks of the future, New York's Wilson is squaring off with Jacksonville's Trevor Lawrence.

While each signal caller's passing skills remain to be seen this game, Wilson just wowed audiences with a hell of a touchdown run in the first quarter.

Wilson carried the ball for 52 yards, marking the longest touchdown run by a quarterback since 2015.

NY Jets QB Zach Wilson goes on crazy, angry run to get Jets' first score in Week 16 vs. Jaguars

Week 16's rushing touchdown was Wilson's fourth of the season, and only three quarterbacks this season have more (Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, and Lamar Jackson).

Jacksonville's weak tackling notwithstanding, Wilson's run was a play of beauty, grit, and tactical awareness. The Jets are yet again without starlet Elijah Moore (as well as Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder), so Keelan Cole, Braxton Berrios, and Denzel Mims will have to pick up the slack in the passing game.

New York drafted Wilson for his throwing abilities, but seeing him run his way to a touchdown certainly is a nice caveat. Wilson's score put the Jets up by three points against Jacksonville, but there's still obviously plenty of football left to be played.

Can Wilson succeed in the passing game as much as he has in the running game? Will Trevor Lawrence outplay Wilson and nab his team's third win of the season?

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All we're saying is, we don't see Lawrence making 50-plus yard runs like that. May the rookie quarterback debate continue.

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