Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, others praise Zach Wilson’s preseason performances

The former BYU star threw for two touchdowns in a win over Green Bay

(Matt Ludtke | AP) New York Jets' Zach Wilson warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson certainly looked like the No. 2 overall draft pick over the weekend. The former BYU football star threw for 128 yards and two touchdowns (on 9-of-11 passing) in a 23-14 preseason victory over Green Bay.

The rookie QB has continued to garner plenty of praise for his play.

“His process is lightyears ahead of what a normal rookie’s process would be,” Jets coach Robert Saleh said. “Sometimes the results will be good, sometimes they’ll be bad, and he just has to continue to find ways to get better when he sees both.”

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has also liked what he’s seen from Wilson.

“I got to know Zach a little bit in the offseason, had some conversations with him,” Rodgers said during the broadcast. “He’s a good young kid. I really like his disposition, his personality. He can throw the heck out of it.”

Wilson and Rodgers spoke at halftime of the preseason game.

“I really just appreciate him as a man. He’s an awesome guy. He definitely doesn’t have to come up to me and say anything. I don’t expect him to,” Wilson told reporters afterward.

Meanwhile, Wilson’s arm and pocket presence caught the attention of analyst and former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky.

“Perfect strike,” he said while breaking down some of the rookie’s film. “That’s outstanding rhythm by Zach Wilson.”