Zach Wilson, Elijah Moore building rapport at Jets training camp

Observations from Jets training camp on Tuesday.

More and Moore 

Rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore continues to build chemistry with first-round pick Zach Wilson. The QB under-threw Moore during a one-on-one drill before going back to him a few plays later and finding him on a similar route. “He comes back and I said ‘I have to get that out there for you.’ And he’s like, ‘Let’s get it again.’ And I was like, ‘Yep, let’s get it again!’ That’s what practice is for,” Wilson said. 

Smoking gun

Coach Robert Saleh joked that if someone would have told him before the draft the Jets would land Wilson, OL Alijah Vera-Tucker, Moore and running back Michael Carter with their first four draft picks, “I would have asked you what you were smoking.” 

New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore.
New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore.
Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post

Caught my eye

The Jets’ kicking situation has been muddled since Pro Bowler Jason Myers split as a free agent in 2019, but the two kickers vying for waived Sam Ficken’s former spot — Chris Naggar and Matt Ammendola — enjoyed solid days in full-team drills. They combined to convert 7 of 8 field-goal attempts, with the only miss a 57-yard try by Ammendola. 

Zach Wilson’s day

So what did you do on your 22nd birthday? The Jets’ first-round pick spent his participating in his first 11-on-11 practice in full pads of training camp and talking about fellow birthday boy Tom Brady (44). Wilson was “sacked” (non-contact) a few times, but he made some nice connections, too, including one pretty downfield toss over the middle to Vyncint Smith. 

Medical report

In addition to the spinal-cord injury suffered by OL Cameron Clark, OT Chuma Edoga (knee) and DE Jabari Zuniga (undisclosed) departed practice early. OT George Fant (COVID list) did some running on a side field and worked out on his own.

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