22-year-old Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson recently learned from three Super Bowl champions – one in person and two virtually. While recovering from his sprained LCP, he observed the process of Joe Flacco, 36, throughout the week. Flacco, who was acquired as part of a trade with the Eagles in November.
“Although I could never ask him a question, just seeing how he goes through his process is probably the most beneficial of all. Just seeing how he approaches the practice and in some plays what his state of play is. ‘spirit,’ Wilson said. “I think just seeing how he thinks about something, for me, was huge.… He does a really good job of making a very complex thing very simple. And so, I feel like learning a lot and just like that he comes close to something. You can see the experience he has had in his 14 years of playing ball and how fast he can eliminate. He has seen all the stares. possible. So, it’s cool to be able to just hear some of him and see how he plays ball. “
The virtual callers are Bucs QB Tom Brady and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Wilson tries to watch their movie throughout the season and he’s returned to see how Brady dissected the Eagles defense in Week 6.
“I thought it was really cool to see how [Brady] went through his whole process, how he sailed in the pocket, different things like that, ”Wilson said. “Aaron is another one we often watch as well. In season, I always try to do it. Just to be like, OK, here’s what I do. Here’s what these guys do in the same type of attack and what strikes me, what they do every game on a regular basis to be just a quarterback. ”
In Wilson’s comeback against the Texans last week, he threw for 145 yards, 0 touchdowns and one interception while completing 58.3% of his passes (14 of 24) in the win. He wasn’t happy with his performance, didn’t blame it on rust and was happy with his readings before the snap, as was OC Mike LaFleur. Preparing to face a Philadelphia defense that puts good pressure on opposing QBs, Wilson wants to be more decisive in Week 13.
“If I’m there we go to some cover, I’m looking at a route, when do I know if this has a chance of winning or not?” he said. “And can I say yes or no pretty quickly and just be decisive and get out of it. The last thing you want to do is let something go and it ended up being open. So you have to be decisive. have to be able to make a decision and move on and I think the coaches did a really good job of pointing that out with me and making sure that this process is just decisive.
“If you let it pass and it ends up winning then good, you’ve learned for the next time. It’s been a big goal and I think I’ve obviously improved a lot since the start of the year in each game, this week of practice in particular, so now how do i apply that to the game and keep working every week?