With the No. 2 choose within the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jets chosen quarterback Zach Wilson. At the very least certainly one of his new teammates thinks that was a steal.
Jets rookie working again Michael Carter used a latest look on SiriusXM’s NFL Radio to reward Wilson’s efficiency throughout New York’s rookie minicamp. In actual fact, Wilson has impressed Carter a lot that he believes the previous BYU star ought to have gone No. 1 general within the draft.
“I like Zach, we’re locked in already. That is my boy. He is an ideal participant, he’s actually so good,” Carter stated. “He is so sensible, he does minute stuff that simply actually wows you. He deserved to be the No. 1 choose if I am being sincere.”
In most years, Carter may need a case, however Trevor Lawrence was rightly the highest choice by the Jaguars in 2021.
Lawrence has been referred to as the very best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck and loved a prolific profession at Clemson. He accomplished 66.6 % of his passes and averaged 3,366 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and 5.7 interceptions per season. He additionally posted a 34-2 document as a starter and led the Tigers to a nationwide title.
Carter is aware of as a lot. He performed towards Lawrence throughout his profession at North Carolina. However Carter made it clear that he is “not knocking anybody” and is simply excited to play with a gifted quarterback like Wilson.
“All I am saying is everybody is aware of Trevor Lawrence is elite,” Carter stated. “I performed Trevor Lawrence in faculty, and I adopted watching him week-to-week as properly. Trevor Lawrence is a particular expertise too. All I am saying is that some individuals had been arguing for Zach [to be the No. 1 pick], and I agree with them. I really feel like Zach is a superb quarterback as properly. I am not knocking anybody. I am simply saying Zach is a superb quarterback and I can not wait to play with him.”
Solely time will inform if Lawrence or Wilson will emerge as the higher professional quarterback, however the two will get to battle for bragging rights when the Jets and Jaguars face off in Week 16.