Jets WR Garrett Wilson arrives strong in Return to Buckeye State

Jets WR Garrett Wilson arrives strong in Return to Buckeye State
Jets WR Garrett Wilson arrives strong in Return to Buckeye State

After limited action in the first half of the Week 1 game against Baltimore – 1 catch for 9 yards – Jets OC Mike LaFleur and QB Joe Flacco (who finished with 307 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Browns) got Wilson involved early. Wilson was targeted 7 times and ran the ball once in the first half. He caught 3 passes for 25 yards including a 2 yard TD on a fading run that tied the score, 7-7. It was his first score in the NFL.

The targets held on in the second half – 3 in the third quarter – before a scary first helmet hit hit Wilson’s lower back in a leaping catch attempt with 8:33 left in the third . Wilson stayed on the ground for a while, but came back later in the quarter and caught consecutive passes.

On a near-perfect day, Wilson made a mistake. Wide open in midfield, he dropped a first pass on third down with 7:54 left on fourth.

He immediately ran off the field and unbuckled his helmet straps in frustration. The Browns scored on the next possession to go up 30-17 with 1:55 remaining. Wilson’s downfall might have ended the Jets’ chances, but RB Michael Carter and QB Joe Flacco hadn’t lost faith.

“I’m super proud of him, he was really hard on himself when he dropped that third and long [pass] and I told him to relax, bro, it’s not that bad,” Carter said. “I love that he has that dog in him.

“Everyone up and down on the sideline was telling him to come back and he was gonna do his thing and we were gonna come back to you…and the coolest thing was Joe Flacco came to him and didn’t said no words, I just dapped him and it meant the world to him.”

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. The Jets Garrett Wilson arrive force in Return Buckeye State

. Jets Garrett Wilson arrives strong Return Buckeye State

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