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Zach Wilson


College: BYU | 3 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 214 lbs
Birth Date: 1999-08-03
2024 Bye Week: 14

Total Pts: 147
Avg Pts: 8.65
Rank: 30 QB

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2024 RTSports Outlook

Wilson was supposed to serve as the Jets backup last year, learning from new starter Aaron Rodgers. Well, that didn't go as planned, with Rodgers getting hurt in the first game of the season. Wilson was back starting again and had an uneven showing in that role. He did more bad than good, eventually getting benched before being given another shot to start late in the year. Unfortunately, he suffered a concussion in Week 15 and didn't play the last three games. Wilson completed 60.1 percent of his passes for the season and had eight touchdown passes for seven interceptions. He did have two games with 22-plus fantasy points, but fewer than 15 fantasy points in seven of 12 games. Wilson showed once again that he wasn't ready to be a full-time NFL starter. He was traded to the Broncos this offseason and is likely to be the top backup to rookie Bo Nix. Wilson is a big-time talent at the position. He has a great arm and can make some amazing throws, especially on the run. He throws a great deep ball and does well on the run. His decision-making and accuracy are a mess at this stage of his career. Wilson also will make poor choices when under pressure.  

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Wilson has been little help to fantasy teams in three seasons and seems a long shot to take much of a step forward this year - even if he gets some starts while Nix gets ready to be an NFL starter.

Fantasy WeekPts
Week 111Zach Wilson 21 passing atts (1 pts)
Zach Wilson 14 completions (2 pts)
Zach Wilson 140 passing yds (2 pts)
Zach Wilson 3 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Week 212Zach Wilson 27 passing atts (1 pts)
Zach Wilson 12 completions (2 pts)
Zach Wilson 170 passing yds (3 pts)
Zach Wilson 68 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Week 3
Week 425Zach Wilson 39 passing atts (2 pts)
Zach Wilson 28 completions (5 pts)
Zach Wilson 245 passing yds (4 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 rushing 2XP (2 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Zach Wilson 10 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Week 57Zach Wilson 26 passing atts (1 pts)
Zach Wilson 19 completions (3 pts)
Zach Wilson 199 passing yds (3 pts)
Week 69Zach Wilson 33 passing atts (2 pts)
Zach Wilson 19 completions (3 pts)
Zach Wilson 186 passing yds (3 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 passing 2XP (1 pts)
Week 7
Week 815Zach Wilson 36 passing atts (2 pts)
Zach Wilson 17 completions (3 pts)
Zach Wilson 240 passing yds (4 pts)
Zach Wilson 50 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Week 914Zach Wilson 49 passing atts (3 pts)
Zach Wilson 33 completions (6 pts)
Zach Wilson 263 passing yds (5 pts)
Week 1012Zach Wilson 39 passing atts (2 pts)
Zach Wilson 23 completions (4 pts)
Zach Wilson 263 passing yds (5 pts)
Zach Wilson 54 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 119Zach Wilson 15 passing atts (1 pts)
Zach Wilson 7 completions (1 pts)
Zach Wilson 81 passing yds (1 pts)
Zach Wilson 9 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Week 120
Week 130
Week 1425Zach Wilson 36 passing atts (2 pts)
Zach Wilson 27 completions (5 pts)
Zach Wilson 301 passing yds (6 pts)
Zach Wilson 15 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Zach Wilson 3 yd TD pass (6 pts)
Playoff Week 10
Playoff Week 20
Playoff Week 30
Player Notes
May 1 2:20pm ET

The Denver Broncos have informed quarterback Zach Wilson and his representatives that they won't pick up his fifth-year option, according to sources. The Broncos acquired the New York Jets' former second overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft early last week and then selected QB Bo Nix with the 12th overall pick in this year's draft. Wilson's option would have been for a guaranteed $22.408 million in 2025. The Jets will pay a significant portion of Wilson's $1.055 million base salary in 2024, and he's now headed for free agency next spring. Wilson, Nix and Jarrett Stidham, who started the final two games in 2023 when the team benched Russell Wilson, will compete for the starting job in Denver in training camp this summer. It's a fresh start for Wilson, but he has not looked like a starter in his first three years in the league with a 57% completion rate, 25 interceptions and 23 touchdowns.

From RotoBaller

Apr 28 1:20pm ET

The Denver Broncos acquired defensive end John Franklin-Myers from the New York Jets on Saturday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2026, according to sources. It's the second trade these two teams have pulled off in the last week, with the Jets also sending former first-round quarterback Zach Wilson to Denver. Franklin-Myers, a former fourth-rounder by the Los Angeles Rams in 2018 out of Stephen F. Austin, started 52 games for the Jets in the last four seasons and racked up 56 solo tackles, 17.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, 61 QB hits, one interception, seven passes defended, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in that span. The 27-year-old should immediately become a starting edge rusher for the Broncos in 2024, but he won't be on the IDP fantasy radar with a career-high six-sack season coming back in 2021.

From RotoBaller

Apr 22 6:13pm ET

Dynasty | Quarterback Zach Wilson has been traded to Denver along with a seventh round pick in exchange for a sixth round pick. Dynasty Analysis: The Jets and Broncos will reportedly split the $5.5 million Wilson is due this season. The former #2 overall pick is acquired for what amounts to a 53 spot draft slot-swap in the final rounds of this year's draft. It's a precipitous fall for a player who was once thought of as the savior of the franchise in New York. Denver is an interesting landing spot on paper and reports indicate they've been trying to get Wilson for weeks. The Broncos sit at #12 overall in the draft and that likely won't be high enough for Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels or even JJ McCarthy. If they stand pat and can't secure a quarterback, the room will include Wilson, Ben DiNucci and Jarrett Stidham. Could they really go into a season like this? At this point, Wilson has a little life in his dynasty value but that's subject to change later this week.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Apr 22 2:50pm ET

The Denver Broncos are acquiring former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson from the New York Jets on Monday, according to sources. The Broncos are expected to send a 2024 sixth-round pick to the Jets for Wilson and a 2024 seventh-round selection, with the teams dividing his guaranteed camp roster bonus. The Broncos released Russell Wilson this offseason and were heading into this week's NFL draft with Jarrett Stidham as their starter under center in 2024. Wilson now has a much better shot at playing time with a change of scenery in 2024 after being benched in his final season with the Jets, but it doesn't necessarily mean he'll beat out Stidham in training camp. The move to acquire Wilson also won't preclude the Broncos from selecting a QB in this year's draft, possibly as early as the first round.

From RotoBaller

Apr 20 1:20pm ET

The New York Jets are prepared to move on from quarterback Zach Wilson, the former second overall pick in 2021, if an interested team makes a worthwhile offer, but they aren't in a hurry to do so. "At that same time, we're obviously open to trading Zach. There have been discussions. Nothing's really changed since we talked in Florida. We're open to trading him, there's just no news to report on that," general manager Joe Douglas said. Unsurprisingly, Wilson has chosen to stay away from the team's voluntary offseason workouts. Wilson was thrown into the fire immediately after Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles in Week 1 last year, and he failed to improve behind a leaky offensive line. If no teams offer the Jets what they want for the 24-year-old Wilson, there's a chance he could stay in New York and sit behind Rodgers and veteran backup Tyrod Taylor.

From RotoBaller

Apr 19 4:30pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has not reported to voluntary workouts this offseason, according to general manager Joe Douglas. The team has reportedly been trying to trade the former No. 2 overall pick, but trade talks have been at a standstill. With Tyrod Taylor backing up Aaron Rodgers this season, the Wilson project is likely over in New York. The 24-year-old has completed 57% of his passes for 6,293 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 25 interceptions through his first 34 NFL games. A change of scenery would likely be a positive thing for the young signal-caller and the organization, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

From RotoBaller

Mar 25 9:30pm ET

There's a chance that quarterback Zach Wilson could end up staying with the New York Jets in 2024. "If we don't trade him, we're going to keep him," owner Woody Johnson said. The Jets gave Wilson and his representatives permission to seek a trade last month, but with the rest of the league already making moves to acquire other QBs ahead of next month's NFL draft, the demand for Wilson has been non-existent this offseason. If the Jets do end up trading Wilson, they'll basically be giving him away. The former No. 2 overall pick in 2021 out of BYU has fallen flat in his three NFL seasons and was benched in 2023 after throwing for 2,271 yards, eight touchdowns and seen picks in 12 games (11 starts) after Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) got hurt. The Jets already signed veteran Tyrod Taylor to serve as Rodgers' backup in 2024.

From RotoBaller

Mar 19 2:10pm ET

With both quarterbacks Mac Jones and Justin Fields being traded this offseason for essentially pennies on the dollar, the New York Jets' prospects of trading former first-rounder Zach Wilson are looking bleak. Both Jones and Fields have shown more promise in their careers than Wilson at this point. The 24-year-old has thrown 25 interceptions and 23 touchdowns while completing only 57% of his passes in three seasons. He's also had off-the-field incidents that don't portray him favorably as a teammate. The Jets have been ready to move on from Wilson for a while, but now it looks unlikely that they can fetch a Day 3 pick for him. There have been no reports of interest around the league in Wilson since the Jets allowed his agent to seek a trade, although the Ravens, Broncos and Chiefs could look to upgrade their current backup options.

From RotoBaller

Feb 28 2:20pm ET

The New York Jets have given quarterback Zach Wilson's agent permission to seek a trade, according to general manager Joe Douglas. The Jets are fully expected to trade Wilson this offseason after he struggled yet again in 2023 while being forced into starting duties when Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles early in the first quarter in Week 1. The 24-year-old Wilson was benched eventually and ended the year on Injured Reserve due to a concussion. The former second overall pick has been a massive bust in the NFL and is unlikely to be competing for a starting job with whichever team he lands with via trade. Rodgers will return in 2024 as New York's starting signal-caller, but the Jets are searching for a veteran backup that will be an improvement over Wilson.

From RotoBaller

Feb 6 12:10pm ET

The New York Jets are expected to trade quarterback Zach Wilson in the coming weeks as they look to upgrade the backup quarterback position behind Aaron Rodgers. There's a "high probability" of that happening, general manager Joe Douglas recently said. The consensus among three personnel executives, one scout and two assistant coaches from other teams is that Wilson could bring back a sixth- or seventh-round pick from a team willing to take a chance on him as a backup due to his first-round draft pedigree. The Jets could also seek a 2025 conditional pick based on playing time, but they're also unlikely to "get the value they want" in a straight-up trade. Wilson was forced into starting duties in 2023 when Rodgers tore his Achilles in Week 1, but he regressed even more and was benched late in the year.

From RotoBaller

Jan 7 11:10am ET

The New York Jets will attempt to trade quarterback and former No. 2 pick Zach Wilson during the upcoming offseason, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday morning. The 24-year-old stepped in for Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) back in Week 1 but underwhelmed, completing 60 percent of his passes for 2,271 yards, eight touchdowns, seven interceptions, and seven lost fumbles. He was temporarily benched during the middle of the season and also missed the Jets' final three games due to a concussion. New York won't be able to recoup the early first-round pick it spent to first acquire Wilson, but they could still secure a mid- or late-round selection given that the BYU product is young and flashed potential at times.

From RotoBaller

Jan 3 1:10pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (concussion) has not cleared the league's concussion protocol and will not play in the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the New England Patriots, according to head coach Robert Saleh. It means that Trevor Siemian will make the start in the team's final game of the year. The 24-year-old Wilson's future with the team is up in the air this offseason after another disappointing campaign in which he had a shot to prove himself after Aaron Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles in Week 1. The former No. 2 overall pick threw for 2,271 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions in 12 games played while also losing 10 fumbles. There's a good chance Wilson won't be in a Jets uniform for the start of the 2024 season this fall.

From RotoBaller

Dec 29 12:40pm ET

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters on Friday that the team is taking a wait-and-see approach with quarterback Zach Wilson (concussion) for the Week 18 regular season finale against the New England Patriots. "We'll see where he's at. He will definitely be part of the discussion. We just need to get him healthy first," Saleh said when asked if Wilson will be the starter if healthy for next week. In ESPN New York's Rich Cimini's opinion, Trevor Semien will make another start on Jan. 7 to close out the Jets' season. New York has nothing left to play for, so they are unlikely to rush Wilson through the league's concussion protocol to have him play in a meaningless game. The 24-year-old has missed the last two games due to a concussion suffered in Week 15.

From RotoBaller

Dec 26 2:50pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (concussion) will not face the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football. The third-year pro is still in the league's concussion protocol, and he will not be ready to play on a short week. This means veteran journeyman Trevor Siemian will draw his second straight start for Gang Green. Last week against the Washington Commanders, Siemian had a decent showing, completing 27 of his 49 passing attempts for 217 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. However, the Browns defense has surrendered fourth-fewest fantasy points to signal-callers this year, so he's off the fantasy radar in Week 17.

From RotoBaller

Dec 25 8:40pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (concussion) was estimated as a non-participant on Monday. He initially suffered the injury back in Week 15 and missed the Jets' game this past Sunday. With New York in the midst of a short week, Wilson would need to clear concussion protocol rather quickly in order to play on Thursday night versus the Cleveland Browns. He has 2,271 passing yards, eight touchdowns, and seven interceptions, so even if active, he'd remain off the fantasy radar versus a strong Cleveland defense. In the event that Wilson can't suit up, Trevor Siemian would draw his second consecutive start.

From RotoBaller

Dec 22 3:40pm ET

New York Jets quarterbacks Zach Wilson (concussion) and Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Washington Commanders. Wilson missed all three practices this week and has yet to clear concussion protocol, so it's no surprise that he'll spend this weekend on the sideline. Meanwhile, Week 16 had always been Rodgers' target date for a miraculously quick return, and although he did practice on Friday, the Jets are just 5-9 and their bleak rest-of-season outlook will keep the future Hall of Famer on the sideline. Look for Trevor Siemian to start at quarterback this week. He's off the fantasy radar, though wide receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall are still worth starting.

From RotoBaller

Dec 22 12:50am ET

New York Jets quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) and Zach Wilson (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice. Rodgers' 2023 fate in terms of a potentially miraculous comeback from a Week 1 Achilles tear was sealed when the Jets were eliminated from postseason contention in a Week 15 loss. The future Hall of Famer's absence at Thursday's session is merely a formality, as it's already been reported that Rodgers won't play again for Gang Green this season as he continues his rehab. Wilson, on the other hand, is looking to overcome the concussion protocol and gain clearance to play in Week 16 versus an awful Washington Commanders defense, but his back-to-back DNPs don't inspire much optimism for that to happen. Head coach Robert Saleh stated on Monday that Wilson will start if he is healthy, but it seems more likely that Trevor Siemian is under center on Sunday. Wilson will try to return to Friday's session.

From RotoBaller

Dec 20 12:20pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol on Wednesday. The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt writes that it seems unlikely that Wilson will play this weekend against the Washington Commanders on Christmas Eve, especially since the Jets were officially eliminated from the playoffs with last Sunday's blowout loss to the Miami Dolphins. Wilson will not practice on Wednesday and is unlikely to be an option for fantasy managers in two-QB superflex leagues in Week 16. Instead, it appears that Trevor Siemian will make his first start of the year after replacing a concussed Wilson in Week 15 and promptly throwing two interceptions. He's been bad in spot duty the last two weeks, going 19-for-39 for 176 yards, zero touchdowns and two picks. It wouldn't be a surprise if Brett Rypien replaced Siemian at some point this Sunday.

From RotoBaller

Dec 19 1:10am ET

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said on Monday that quarterback Zach Wilson (concussion) is the team's starter if he is able to clear the NFL's concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's game against the Washington Commanders. The Jets were eliminated from playoff contention after Week 15's dismal 30-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins, so any hopes of Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) perhaps making a miraculous comeback from his Week 1 Achilles tear have probably gone by the wayside. Wilson is 4-7 as a starter this year, passing for 2,271 yards, eight touchdowns, and seven interceptions with 211 rushing yards overall. Trevor Siemian replaced Wilson against Miami, completing 14-of-26 passes for 110 yards and two picks. It's likely a no-win situation for fantasy managers of New York's surrounding skill positions, but the Commanders have at least given up the second-most fantasy points to opposing signal-callers.

From RotoBaller

Dec 17 7:20pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian completed 14 of his 26 pass attempts for 110 scoreless yards and two interceptions in a 30-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He also lost a fumble in the contest. Siemian replaced Zach Wilson (concussion) late in the first half after the latter took four sacks and suffered a concussion. Unfortunately, Siemian was unable to provide a spark for the Jets' offense, which totaled just 103 yards. If Wilson is unable to clear the NFL's concussion protocol in time for a Week 16 showdown with the Washington Commanders, Siemian could get the start, unless Aaron Rodgers (knee) is ready to return.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 22-Apr-2024: Zach Wilson - TRD - The New York Jets traded QB Zach Wilson to the Denver Broncos.
  • 06-Jan-2024: Zach Wilson - IR - The New York Jets placed QB Zach Wilson on injured reserve.
  • 29-Jul-2021: NYJ Zach Wilson - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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