San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback and ESPN analyst Steve Young had some juicy gossip this weekend regarding his former team.
Just one week after reports surfaced that the 49ers had traded up to the Number 3 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft to take Alabama’s Mac Jones, Young says otherwise.
While he provided his thoughts on which players may or may not be available, one thing was for certain: The New York Jets are essentially a lock to select BYU quarterback Zach Wilson.
“There’s no question in my mind, if [the 49ers] can figure out how to get Zach [Wilson], that’s their No. 1 first choice,” Young said. “I just don’t know how they get it done. The Jets have committed to Zach and recruited the family. I just don’t know how that gets undone, but you know, look, a lot can happen.”
This all but confirms the rumor that the 49ers’ brass knew whom the Jets planned on selecting with the second overall pick.
Wilson has shown incredible arm talent during his time at BYU, at times drawing comparisons to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. His elite playmaking ability outside of the pocket as well as making throws into tight windows are second to none in this draft class.
After an impressive pro day that saw Wilson toss a 40-yard-plus ball across his body while momentum propelled him in the opposite direction, it’s clear why teams are enamored with the BYU product.
Source: Jets X-Factor