Zach Wilson Trade Potential Destinations; Odds For Jets Backup QB

Zach Wilson Trade Potential Destinations; Odds For Jets Backup QB
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The end of the Zach Wilson era in the Meadowlands appears to be upon us, as the former second overall pick out of BYU’s agent has been granted the opportunity to find a trade destination for the 24-year-old gunslinger, who did little to lift the Jets across NY sports betting the past few seasons.

Wilson has seen his share of ups and downs in 34 NFL games, with a lot more of the latter, going 12-21 as New York’s QB1 and throwing more interceptions (25) than touchdowns (23). But he is still young and has lots of football years left in front of him, which means some NFL team could choose to take him on as a reclamation project behind an established starter.

With that in mind, broke down some hypothetical odds on which NFL franchise could come calling for Wilson’s services, with the fourth-year pro looking to make his way back into someone’s good graces this offseason.

Zach Wilson Next Team Odds

TeamOddsPercent Chance
Los Angeles Rams+35022.2%
San Francisco 49ers+60014.3%
Denver Broncos+70012.5%
New Orleans Saints+10009.1%
Los Angeles Chargers+10009.1%
Minnesota Vikings+12007.7%
The Field/Stays with Jets+30025.0%

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Slew Of Teams Could Be Interested In Wilson’s Services

A handful of NFL heavyweights could well decide to take a gamble on Wilson’s prodigal arm strength and see what shakes out, including a pair of California teams that have established starters under center in the Los Angeles Rams (+350) and San Francisco 49ers (+600).  

The Niners have a 24-year-old QB of their own in Brock Purdy, but have little behind him on the depth chart, which could entice quarterback whisperer Kyle Shanahan to take a chance on Wilson as the team’s backup this fall.  

The Rams, on the other hand, are going with 16-year veteran Matthew Stafford under center in 2024, which could present an enticing opportunity for both sides as the former Georgia Bulldog hasn’t appeared in more than 15 games since 2021.  

Trailing those two are a host of NFL teams in desperate need of QB consistency in the Denver Broncos (+700), New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Chargers (+1000 each) and the Minnesota Vikings (+1200) — with the Chargers being the only team of the final four with a solid QB atop their depth chart in Justin Herbert.  

One way or another, it seems Wilson’s time in the Big Apple is coming to an end, leaving Jets fans to rejoice as their tabloid sensation of a QB packs up his bags and heads west to find a new team to call his own.  

Keep tabs on the Jets playoff chances all offseason here.



Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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