The Zach Wilson Conundrum

How Did the Jets (and Most of Us) Seem to Get it Wrong?

Phil Rossi
6 min readJan 1, 2023

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Zach Wilson/New York Jets

Gone are the days when rookie quarterbacks, regardless of their pedigree, were given the keys to the kingdom. ‘Back in the day’ — the 70s and 80s, they were handed a baseball cap and a clipboard: Learn the offense, work on your mechanics, study game tape. Listen loud, pay attention, ask questions. Bust your ass and be ready

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