Just before Zach Wilson took the field to pitch at BYU Pro Day, word spread of a trade between the 49ers and the Dolphins involving the third overall pick in the draft.
The 49ers traded the 12th pick and two more first-round picks for promotion to what most people think will be a quarterback. Given the fact that the Jets have the second pick and reaching that spot would guarantee the 49ers their pick at quarterbacks other than Trevor Lawrence, it’s reasonable to think that they called the Jets before agreeing to the Dolphins deal.
It’s also reasonable to think that the Jets would have accepted that deal if they had passed a quarterback at No. 2, so the way things played out certainly points to the Jets taking a quarterback. Wilson is generally thought to be the second best in this draft class, and Jets general manager Joe Douglas was in Provo to see him on Friday.
After training, Wilson said he would be happy to go anywhere in the NFL and had some positive things to say about the Jets and Douglas.
“Great staff. I love those guys. Joe Douglas is a great guy. It was good see it here. They have a good thing, “said Wilson, via SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.
The Jets didn’t fare too well when they went 2-14 in 2020, but they hired a new head coach in Robert Saleh and made some moves to address weaknesses in free agency. In about a month we will know if Wilson is the next part of the plan for better results in the future.