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Zach Wilson Among Five Named Jets Captains for 2021

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The Jets announced five captains for the 2021 season as voted by the players.

The offensive captains will be two Green & White newcomers, one of them a veteran in WR Corey Davis and one a rookie in QB Zach Wilson. On the defensive side, LB C.J. Mosley and DL Folorunso Fatukasi will wear the C patches on their jersey. For the special teams, Justin Hardee gets the nod.

It is no big surprise to see Wilson voted a captain. The starting quarterback isn’t always the captain on an NFL team, but he usually is. Perhaps this will end some of the silly speculation that came out about Wilson during Draft season because of talk that he was not initially named a captain at BYU last season.

It’s also notable that three of the five captains, including Wilson, are first year members of the Jets. It seems like the start of an era in many ways for this team, and new leadership is emerging.