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Rookie QB Zach Wilson named one of NY Jets' captains

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Zach Wilson is a rookie, a leader and one of the New York Jets’ team captains.

It’s an impressive first impression for the young quarterback who’s preparing for his NFL regular-season debut Sunday at Carolina.

The Jets zeroed in on Wilson and made the former BYU star the No. 2 overall draft pick in April.

Wilson has opened eyes with his preparation, namely his process that is more like that of a veteran.

He was selected a team captain on offense by his teammates in what is a clear indication that they already believe in him despite his rookie status.