A former first-round pick wide receiver, now in broadcasting, gave his take on Zach Wilson
“Zach Wilson has not gotten better,” Mike Pritchard said on the gambling channel, VSIN, where he works as an analyst.
Pritchard, the 13th pick overall in the 1991 draft by Atlanta, feels that Wilson needs to develop a stronger understanding of how the QB position is played on the NFL level.
“I don’t know if he understands how to play QB in the NFL,” Pritchard said. “Clearly he’s got the talent to do it, but I don’t know if he understands how to do it. You have a winnable situation [with the Jets], but you’re not elevating yourself, you’re not making a difference, you’re not performing at the level you need to.”
Pritchard feels that too many young QB prospects these days act entitled, and he mentioned former first-round pick, Josh Rosen, as an example.
“There is an entitlement thing with these young quarterbacks these days that rubs me the wrong way, like Drew Lock” said Pritchard. “There are a lot of quarterbacks like this. We get it Zach, you’ve got great arm talent and confidence, but college is different than the NFL, players are better, these are grown men. It’s surprising he doesn’t understand that yet. He’s too far into the process, and you are losing patience with helping him understand, and waiting for him to understand it.”
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