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Zach Wilson's magic and the top 5 moments for the NY Jets in 2021

By Adam Melendez
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3. Zach Wilson's 52-yard scramble

Now getting into specific moments, Zach Wilson seemed to finally be putting things together by the end of the season. Arguably his best passing game down the late stretch was against Tampa Bay, where he passed for over 230 yards and put some real zip on some of his throws.

However, one of his best plays of the season will not come through the air, but on land. In a matchup between first and second overall draft picks, Zach Wilson's Jets took on Trevor Lawrence's Jaguars in a prime matchup of the league's bottom-feeders.

Thankfully, it wasn't a grind to enjoy the game. There were plenty of exciting plays, including a last-second stand to win the game. If nothing else, the first half really set the tone for how hard these two teams were going to battle each other.

After the Jaguars got on the board first with a field goal, it was time for Wilson to show off the athleticism everybody saw in his breakout year at BYU.

On third and five, Wilson evaded what seemed to be a surefire sack. He skipped free for a first down, and it seemed like he was about to head out of bounds. That was apparently what the Jaguars imagined as well, as he faked running to the sideline, and cut back upfield.

He even juked a poor man out of his shoes before diving into the endzone for the longest quarterback run by a Jets player in franchise history.

This play got many fans excited. It was a peek into what Wilson could be what he was in college. An athletic quarterback that can improvise if the play isn't there.

It set the tone for an exciting game as well, also serving to be an important stepping stone in Wilson's development.

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