The 2022 season will be a crucial one for NY Jets quarterback Zach Wilson as he'll look to follow up what was a disappointing rookie campaign with a more promising performance in his sophomore NFL season.
The Jets have done their part surrounding Wilson with enough talent to give him a stable supporting cast. Wilson has seemingly done his part too, putting in work off the field to bulk up and get himself in the best shape of his life.
He's taking it a step further too. Wilson recently indicated that he plans to host a "passing camp" in July where he will invite all of the Jets' offensive skill players to get in some extra reps before the start of training camp.
Wilson's 2022 campaign will inevitably be defined by his performance on the field, but it's still encouraging to see him doing everything he can to improve before the season begins.
NY Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is putting himself in a position to succeed
The Jets made a promise to Wilson the day that they drafted him, vowing that they would not ask him to uplift the organization. Instead, the Jets' organization would uplift him.
After a rocky rookie season made worse by an injury-riddled roster, the Jets have seemingly set Wilson up for success in 2022. He has a much-improved skill position group and an offensive line that could very well be top-10 in the NFL if everyone can stay healthy.
Given the state of the roster just two years ago, it's hard to have imagined the Jets doing a better job to rebuild their organization. But if they're going to be competitive this season, they're going to need Wilson to take a significant step forward.
The 2021 second-overall pick struggled for much of his rookie season throwing nine touchdowns against 13 interceptions while completing just 55.6 percent of his passes in 13 starts.
The Jets need Wilson to be better in 2022, and he knows it too. He's doing his part to ensure he's prepared and set up to succeed this season. He's eating right, putting on weight, and getting in extra practice time with his teammates on his own time.
Zach Wilson is doing everything right off the field. Now, it's all about translating his off-field efforts into on-field triumphs.