Jets HC Robert Saleh Says Zach Wilson ‘Looks Beefy in a Good Way’

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New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh
said he immediately noticed a physical transformation from
quarterback Zach Wilson when he arrived for offseason workouts.

“Zach looks good,” Saleh told
Saturday. “He’s definitely hit the weight room. He looks
beefy in a good way. He’s definitely filled out. He’s still got all
his looseness in throwing the football and zip and all that stuff. He
looks good.”

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Wilson, the second overall pick in the
2021 NFL draft, is listed at 214 pounds.

For comparison,
two of the AFC’s top quarterbacks, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick
Mahomes (227 pounds) and Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen (237), checked in
with quite a bit more weight on their frames.

The extra size pays dividends when
forced to absorb hits, especially when a quarterback makes plays
while escaping the pocket. Wilson showed some potential to do that
while running for 185 yards and four touchdowns last season.

Of course, the main focus will be on
whether the 22-year-old BYU product can improve as a pure passer in his second season.

Wilson completed just 55.6 percent of
his throws for 2,334 yards with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions
across 13 games in his debut campaign. He ranked 30th out of 31
qualified signal-callers in ESPN’s
Total QBR.

So far, Saleh has been impressed with
Wilson’s approach early in Year 2:

“He’s got a really good early command
of the offense and he’s doing a really good job in regards to that.
There’s little things that he’s doing where you’re seeing a little
more security. He’s not a rookie, so he’s being a little more vocal.
He looks good. He’s getting more comfortable, obviously grasping the
offense. He’s never had trouble grasping the offense, but he was a
rookie so he goes through it. He’s much further ahead at this point
than he was a year ago, for sure.”

New York’s ability to bounce back from
a 4-13 record last year to contend for a playoff spot depends heavily
on Wilson taking a major step forward this fall.

The Jets haven’t qualified for the
postseason since reaching the AFC Championship Game in 2010.

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