Ranking every starting quarterback in the NFL after 2022 Free Agency
The number two overall pick from the 2021 NFL Draft, Zach Wilson struggled mightily in his rookie season. Much of this was through his own doing as he simply looked overwhelmed at times. Most glaring was the lack of juice on his deep ball at times. One of his biggest weapons in college, the ball would flutter on Wilson far too often on Sundays.
Like most rookie quarterbacks he could often be accused of trying to do too much on the field.
The most alarming moment of Wilson’s season however wasn’t a bad interception or missed throw, it was the reaction to his back-ups success. While the rookie was out for four games due to a PCL injury, the team rallied around Mike White and even chanted his name in the locker room. Through it all, Wilson carried himself like a professional, a testament to his character.
Not only did he battle through injury, but the team around him was often sub-par as both Corey Davis and Elijah Moore missed time in 2021. Finishing with a stat line of 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns and eleven interceptions, Wilson’s rookie year can only be looked at as a disappointment. Still just 22 years old, there is plenty of time for him to improve.