New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson will officially begin his NFL career next weekend when the 2021 regular season officially kicks off, and while fans are certainly excited to see him take the reigns, Wilson’s teammates are as well.
Jets offensive lineman Greg Van Roten believes that Wilson will be able to transition to the NFL smoothly.
“I think he’ll be fine,” Van Roten said of Wilson, according to Yahoo Sports. “He’s a rookie in name only. He prepares so well. He watches so much film. I’ve watched film with him and how he filters things. He’s teaching me stuff about how to prepare for an opponent. Now it’s up to us as a line, as a unit to block guys, give him time to let guys get open, let him make plays and not put the game solely in Zach’s hands. Our job is to keep him clean and be able to run the ball to make his job easier.”