Aug 21, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) gets a pass away while under pressure from Green Bay Packers defensive tackle T.J. Slaton (93) in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson got the start in Saturday’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers and proceeded to play most of the first half. And he showed off the skills that led the Jets to select him with the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Wilson completed 9-of-11 passes for 128 yards (11.6 AVG), two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 154.7 passer rating.

The BYU product had a great connection working with Corey Davis, who the Jets signed to a three-year, $37.5 million contract over the offseason after he had 65 receptions for 984 yards with the Tennessee Titans in 2020. Davis reeled in four Wilson passes for 70 yards.

Wilson’s arm strength was on display with these two strikes to Davis:

And Wilson connected with tight end Tyler Kroft for 18-yard touchdowns twice:

In his two preseason games, Wilson has completed 15-of-20 passes for 128 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. He’s 5-of-5 for 94 yards and a touchdown on passes that are at least 10 yards downfield.

Wilson entered camp as the heavy favorite to be the Jets’ quarterback to open the regular season, and he’s surely locked up the starting job with two impressive performances in the preseason.

The Jets came away with a 23-14 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field.

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