2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
Zach Wilson on starting for the Jets: 'Position has to be earned' (0:33)
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No freebie: Wilson says Jets job must be 'earned'

Despite the lack of veteran quarterbacks on the Jets' roster, rookie Zach Wilson doesn't expect to be handed the starting job. "That position has to be earned," the No. 2 pick said Saturday on the second day of rookie minicamp.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Saleh said the front office is "working relentlessly" to lock up S Marcus Maye with a long-term extension. "Hopefully, that happens soon," Saleh said. He believes players have "earned the right to ask for whatever they can, especially when they do things the right way like (Maye) has." Sounds like Saleh envisions a Maye-LaMarcus Joyner tandem. He said Joyner is a post safety who can play the Jimmie Ward role from his SF defense. They also have 2020 pick Ashtyn Davis.

Zach Wilson gets in reps during rookie camp (0:36)
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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Zach Wilson reached out to fellow rookies during the run-up to minicamp with get-acquainted texts and calls. That impressed them. WR Elijah Moore said, "He's like a general ... His passion comes out through the phone." Moore and Wilson watched each other's highlights. Said Moore: "I'm ready to watch him look pretty throwing me balls."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Zach Wilson's first day was uneventful. During the one-hour portion that was open to the media, he worked with the offensive coaches, mainly on footwork on dropbacks. The media didn't have access to 7-on-7. Robert Saleh said he wasn't trying to hide anything, but that he wanted the rookies to start out in a low-pressure environment.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

To recap a busy day of transactions: The Jets signed six of their 10 draft picks, all fifth- and sixth-rounders — S Jamien Sherwood, CB Michael Carter II, CB Jason Pinnock, LB Hamsah Nasirildeen, CB Brandin Echols and DT Jonathan Marshall. They released six, including former first-round WR Josh Doctson and K Chase McLaughlin. S Saquan Hampton was placed on PUP.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Zach Wilson will make his on-field debut today at the start of a three-day rookie minicamp. About 30 rookies will be present, including the 10 draft picks. Because of COVID-19 protocols, the team will split — linemen in the morning, skill players at 12:30. Wilson will have 7-on-7 against air, along with positional and individual drills. There won't be the traditional 11-on-11 periods. This is a basic introduction to the NFL.

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Sources: Jets DT Williams (foot) out 8-10 weeks

Jets defensive tackle has a fractured foot and will be out for eight to 10 weeks, sources confirmed to ESPN's Rich Cimini. Williams is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, a source said.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' UDFA class is headed by Oregon State DE/LB Hamilcar Rashed, who was ranked the 149th overall prospect by ESPN. Other reported signings: Oregon St CB Isaiah Dunn, Auburn S Jordyn Peters, SMU K Chris Naggar, Air Force OT Parker Ferguson, Purdue OT Grant Hermanns, BYU G Tristen Hoge, Rutgers DT Michael Dwumfour, Illinois LB Milo Eifler, Ole Miss TE Kenny Yeboah and N. Mexico St OT Teton Saltes.

A.J. Brown sheds tears after Elijah Moore is drafted by the Jets (0:26)
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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets draft class: 1. QB Zach Wilson, BYU; 1a. G Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC; 2. WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss; 4. RB Michael Carter, North Carolina; 5. LB Jamien Sherwood, Auburn; 5a. DB Michael Carter II, Duke; 5b. CB Jason Pinnock, Pitt; 6. LB Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State; 6a. CB Brandin Echols, Kentucky; 6b. DT Jonathan Marshall, Arkansas.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixth-round DT Jonathan Marshall, a captain at Arkansas, grew up in Shepherd, Texas (pop: 2,300). He called it a small "country town" with only one stoplight. He's never been to New York. He said he hasn't heard much about New York because no one from his town has been there. Marshall said he thinks the Jets got a steal because his best ball is ahead of him.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Jason Pinnock, taken in the fifth round, said he's been a Jets fan since fellow Pitt alum Darrelle Revis played with them. "It's almost like life comes full circle," Pinnock said. "It's surreal." Pinnock held his draft-day celebration at a bowling alley in Windsor, CT. During a zoom call with reporters, his brother doused him with champagne.

Brandin Echols' NFL draft profile (0:51)
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Hamsah Nasirildeen's NFL draft profile (0:56)
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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Fifth-round pick Jamien Sherwood was a safety at Auburn, but is slated to play outside linebacker in the Jets' 4-3. He played some WLB in college, but mainly in the third-down package. This will be a big transition. "My versatility got me here," he said.

Team Stats

Passing Yards174.831st
Rushing Yards105.223rd
Points For15.232nd
Points Against28.67th