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JETS WR GARRETT WILSON NAMED AP NFL OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Date: 10/02/2023
Author: Jack Bell

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Jets rookie WR Garrett Wilson walked away with the league's Offensive Rookie of the Year Award Thursday night at the the NFL Honors ceremony at Symphony Hall in Phoenix.


Wilson, the No. 10 overall pick, is the first Jets rookie (since the NFL-AFL merger) to win the award and the team's only rookie on offense to even receive a vote since 1996.


"This means everything," Wilson said. "This is something that no one can ever take from me. You put in a lot of work to end up in this one and to see it come to fruition is awesome. Also to hear Sauce [Gardner's] name come shortly after is special. No one can take this from us, no one can take this from the organization, the fans. It's something special, for sure."


The Jets' quick, sure-handed and slithery wide receiver had himself an impressive rookie season. Seventeen games, playing with four quarterbacks, Wilson had 83 receptions and 1,103 yards, which were both rookie franchise records and paced all rookies. His 4 touchdowns tied for first among first-year players.


The Ohio State product had three 100-yard games (another franchise rookie record) and surpassed 90 yards in six games. In addition, according to Pro Football Focus, Wilson forced 22 missed tackles, second in the league, and forced those missed tackles after 26.5% of his receptions.


"For me, [the award] wasn't really a thought that crossed my mind," Wilson said. "I figured if we were playing good ball, it would happen and I would be in a good spot. I'm just excited to be here."