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Rookie QB Zach Wilson named one of NY Jets' captains

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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.

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