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Jets impressed by Wilson's poise, but want to limit pressure

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CLEVELAND, OHIO - APRIL 29: Zach Wilson holds a jersey onstage after being drafted second by the New York Jets during round one of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center on April 29, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Zach Wilson's teammates were still buzzing a few days after the New York Jets quarterback made his NFL debut.

It wasn't necessarily because of the solid but unspectacular stats he put up.

It was the way the rookie remained poised, cool-headed and unfazed while constantly facing pressure.

He also had to deal with left tackle Mekhi Becton leaving in the third quarter with a dislocated kneecap.

Both Wilson and the offensive line shouldered the blame for some of the breakdowns but they know they need to be better against New England.

Bill Belichick is 21-6 against rookie quarterbacks since 2000.

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