The Facts: Becoming an NFL quarterback isn't as simple as being drafted and putting on a helmet. Wilson has learned this valuable lesson in his first few weeks of work as a New York Jet. It's not an easy task, of course, but Wilson isn't shying from the challenge. He's also not keeping the difficulty of it hidden. "Personally, in my eyes, I feel I can improve every single day," Wilson said when asked about his performance following the conclusion of Jets minicamp. "I feel like I'm learning something every single day. Even on the good days, it's still frustrating and it's just because it's like a foreign language. Every single day it's the same plays, but you're getting different reps, different looks at it, different defensive coverages, whatever it is."
Diehards Line: The sheer amount of information might be overwhelming to most, but as Wilson is quickly realizing, the reps in June are even more important mentally than physically. Still, the Jets aren't giving a single thought to the use of mental training wheels, throwing Wilson into the controlled burn that is minicamp. It's not easy, but is essential if New York wants the No. 2 overall pick to blossom into the franchise quarterback it never quite saw in Sam Darnold. It's not an option the second time around. "It's been a learning curve for him," OC Mike LaFleur said. "We've thrown a lot at him." Wilson will get plenty of reps this summer in Jets training camp. The hope is by the time September arrives, he'll be mentally equipped to handle the responsibility of a starting NFL quarterback. If anything, Wilson is certainly willing to put in the work.