When addressing reporters at Jets camp Tuesday about why he’s made the decision to take a break from his social accounts, Wilson said that he doesn’t want “unnecessary voices” to have a place in his head, even noting that one’s parents can even be a distraction.
“For me, it just comes down to limiting what voices I really need to hear and, right now, it’s here, hearing what my coaches have to say, what the other quarterbacks have to say, and what my teammates are thinking on every single play,” Wilson said in a video posted by Rich Cimini of ESPN. Even parents sometimes can be a distraction.”
ZW: "For me, it just comes down to limiting what voices I really need to hear and, right now, it’s here, hearing what my coaches have to say, what the other QBs have to say, and what my teammates are thinking on every single play. Even parents sometimes can be a distraction.” 🤔 https://t.co/Jlu3vWoWxk
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 2, 2022
That last statement may be a veiled shot at Wilson’s mom Lisa but it’s easy to see why he wants no distractions — especially coming from random people on social media.
In one of the oddest stories of the NFL offseason, Wilson’s ex-girlfriend Abbey Gile accused the Jets QB of having an affair with one of his mom’s best friends after people got on her for dating one of Wilson’s teammates and roommates at BYU Dax Milne — a claim that Wilson’s mom adamantly denies.
Despite the media covering the story wall to wall and many across the league cracking jokes, Wilson seems to have taken the rumors in stride, making a hilarious post on Instagram asking his fans “what he missed.”
In his rookie season in the big apple, Wilson struggled mightily – completing just 55.6 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns to 11 interceptions. He also led the league with 370 sack yards lost.
According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the over/under win total for the Jets is at 5.5.