Zach Wilson Making Strides, Says Jets Coach Robert Saleh

It wasn’t a terrible rookie year for New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, but from the looks of things, Year 2 may be better.

At least, that’s the take from coach Robert Saleh.

“He’s got a really good early command of the offense and he’s doing a really good job in regards to that,” Saleh told reporters. “There’s little things that he’s doing where you’re seeing a little more security.

Wilson started all 13 games in which he played last season, throwing nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. So the numbers reveal it was a struggle. The Jets were a miserable 4-13.

But Saleh seems to believe in better things. For starters, he said Wilson is showing improved leadership.

“He’s not a rookie, so he’s being a little more vocal. He looks good,” Saleh said. “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.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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