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The Jets’ training camp has been buzzing with noteworthy plays and standout performances, especially from receiver Garrett Wilson. Let’s dive deep into the most memorable moments and key takeaways from the recent Sunday training session.
Garrett Wilson in action during Jets training camp on Sunday. Source: Bill Kostroun/New York Post
A Trio of Exceptional Catches
Training camp witnessed three remarkable catches that could potentially compete for the “Best Catch of Camp” title. Garrett Wilson, Kenny Yeboah, and Jason Brownlee each showcased their impressive receiving skills.
Garrett Wilson’s End Zone Mastery
Garrett Wilson exhibited his superior athleticism and exceptional body control. He made an awe-inspiring leap to grab an Aaron Rodgers’ fastball at the back of the end zone. He then skillfully tapped his toes in-bounds before the momentum carried him out of the play area.
Yeboah and Brownlee’s Display of Strength
Kenny Yeboah and Jason Brownlee, on the other hand, made their mark with their catching prowess in complex situations. Yeboah made a one-handed touchdown catch while Brownlee outmuscled a cornerback to secure a contested pass. Both these catches came off throws from young quarterback Zach Wilson.
Ball Security Concerns
The second-team offense, however, had their share of hiccups. The ball ended up on the ground twice during their series due to fumbles or dead ball situations. Zach Wilson held onto the ball too long, leading to a “sack” situation. Michael Carter had his ball punched out by Jamien Sherwood.
Quinnen Williams’ Quick Off the Mark
Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams demonstrated why he is considered a force to be reckoned with. On one play, he was in the backfield so fast that he would have met the running back almost as soon as he received the handoff, had the tackling been live.
Aaron Rodgers showcasing his skills at Jets training camp on Sunday. Source: Bill Kostroun/New York Post
Veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ performance, although not as sharp as on Saturday, still contained some highlight moments. He completed 7 of 15 passes in full-field 11-on-11s. His connection with Allen Lazard on a deep crosser after changing the play at the line of scrimmage was particularly notable. Rodgers’ red-zone performance was solid, with successful passes to Garrett Wilson and Tyler Conklin.
Offensive tackle Duane Brown was added to the physically unable to perform list due to a shoulder issue. Although it doesn’t seem like he’ll be practicing much during the camp, head coach Robert Saleh reassured fans, stating that Brown’s return would be “sooner rather than later”.
This training camp session provided an exciting glimpse into the potential of the Jets’ roster for the upcoming season. With standout performances from players like Garrett Wilson, the team’s fans have much to look forward to.