Jets TE C.J. Uzomah gushes over Zach Wilson: ‘He’s talented as hell’

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C.J. Uzomah already likes what he’s seen from Jets QB Zach Wilson in their limited time together this offseason.

The new Jets tight end thinks Wilson will make “huge strides” during his sophomore season. Uzomah is partly basing that on the film he watched in order to learn Mike LaFleur’s offense.

“He’s talented as hell,” Uzomah said Wednesday. “He’s smart. He’s a smart kid. He’s an unbelievable player and he has an unbelievable football mind and I’ve been excited just over the couple months I’ve been here of what he knows and what he’s expecting of us.”

The two have talked a lot this offseason already as Uzomah picks up the offensive playbook and Wilson looks to learn from Uzomah’s experience in Cincinnati. The former Bengal should play an integral role – alongside fellow TE Tyler Conklin – in Wilson’s development during his second season. Wilson didn’t have much reliable pass-catching or blocking talent at tight end in 2021, something Uzomah and Conklin will offer this upcoming season.

The Jets put Wilson in a great position to succeed with the additions of Uzomah, Conklin and OG Laken Tomlinson. They also used early picks on WR Garrett Wilson and RB Breece Hall. Now, Wilson needs to apply all that intellect and talent Uzomah spoke about and bolster his production.

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