Who is Zach Wilson?

Zach Wilson fully known as Zachary Kapono Wilson is a famous American professional football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he played college football at BYU, where he was a two-time bowl game MVP. He was then picked second overall in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Jets.

Zach Wilson Career

College career

2018 season

In 2018, he played in 9 games and made 7 starts as a true freshman at BYU. He began his first career game, against Hawaii, becoming the youngest quarterback to begin a game for BYU. Wilson completed the season completing 120 of 182 passes for 1,578 yards with 12 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He was then named the MVP of the 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl following finishing all 18 of his passes for 317 yards and 4 touchdowns in the 49-18 win against Western Michigan.

2019 season

In 2019, he began 9 games, finishing 199 of 319 passes for 2,382 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions as a sophomore. Cougars were then invited to the 2019 Hawaii Bowl that season, where he was named BYU’s MVP in the 38-34 loss to Hawaii.

2020 season

Zach began 12 games and finished 247 of 336 passes for 3,692 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions while rushing for 255 yards and 10 touchdowns. He broke Steve Young’s school completion percentage in a season at 73.5 percent. Wilson was then named the offensive MVP of the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl following finishing 26 of 34 passes for 425 yards and 3 touchdowns in the 49-23 win against UCF. Together with USC safety Talanoa Hufanga, they were picked as recipients of the 2020 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.

Professional career

As a top quarterback prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft, he was picked second overall by the New York Jets and was the second of five quarterbacks selected in the first round. He then signed a four-year contract worth $35.15 million fully guaranteed, together with a $22.9 million signing bonus and a 5th-year option on July 29, 2021.

A photo of Zach Wilson
A photo of Zach Wilson

How old is Zach Wilson?

Zachary Kapono Wilson is aged 23 as of 2022, having been born on August 3, 1999, in Draper, Utah, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Tom Brady, Martha Stewart, Devon Lee Carlson, Brandon Rogers, Martin Sheen, Tony Bennett, James Hetfield, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Ealy, Hannah Simone, Landry Bender, Jessica Mila, and many more.

Zach Wilson Family

Who are Zach Wilson’s parents?

Zachary Kapono Wilson was born in Draper, Utah to Michael Wilson and Lisa Wilson. He has not shared any more information about his parents with the media.

Does Zach Wilson have siblings?

Wilson was born into a family of six children to his parents. He has five siblings, three brothers and two sisters, whose information is not known to the public.

Zach Wilson Education

Wilson attended Corner Canyon High School, where he played football. He initially committed to play college football at Boise State University as a quarterback but later committed to Brigham Young University. Wilson joined Brigham Young University in 2018 playing college football through to 2020.

Zach Wilson Girlfriend

Wilson is currently not married but is in a relationship with his beautiful girlfriend Nicollette Dellano. She is a TikTok star, who has been spotted with him recently at a New York Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays, in June 2022. He was previously linked to a relationship with Abbey Gile.

Zach Wilson Kids

Wilson has never been married and also not been linked to any long-term relationship in the past and does not have any children of his own to date.

Zach Wilson Height

Wilson has an energetic, athletic, and physically fit body adding up to a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and a weight of 97 kg (214 lbs).


Zach made his breakout against the Carolina Panthers, facing off with his Jets predecessor Sam Darnold. Following throwing an interception in the first half, he completed with 258 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and a rushing 2-point conversion, although the Jets lost 19-14. In Week 2, during their home opener, he threw 4 interceptions against the New England Patriots consisting of his first 2 pass attempts. However, the Jets lost 25-6. After a 26-0 shutout defeat to the Denver Broncos, in which Wilson threw for 160 yards and 2 interceptions, he received his first career victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 4.

He had 1 interception, but threw 2 touchdowns and finished 21 of 34 passes for 297 yards. One of his touchdowns was a 53-yard pass to wide receiver Corey Davis that gave the team a 24-17 lead in the 4th quarter, with the team continuing to win 27-24 in overtime. He then threw his 9th interception in a Week 5 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, making him the 4th NFL quarterback following DeShone Kizzer, Zach Mettenberger, and Balke Bortles to be intercepted in every of his first 5 starts.

Week 7 to end of 2021 season

In Week 7, Zach suffered a knee injury in the second quarter after being hit by linebacker Matthew Judon against the Patriots. Wilson was then ruled out of the rest of the game, with Mike White taking his place in the 54-13 defeat. After the loss, it was revealed that he had a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which led him to miss out of 4 games. He came back in Week 12 and won his first road game against the Houston Texans. Wilson also scored his first rushing touchdown in the game. He then lost four of his last 5 matchups, with his final victory of the season being against the Jacksonville Jaguars. But, he improved his turnover differential by not throwing an interception in the 5 games.


Zach later missed out on the first 3 games of the 2022 season because of a non-contact bone bruise and meniscus tear he sustained in the preseason opener over the Philadelphia Eagles. Wilson then made his season debut over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4, and although he threw 2 interceptions, he had a 2-yard receiving touchdown from wide receiver Braxton Berrios and guided the team on a 4th-quarter comeback drive to attain the 24-20 win. The next week, he finished 14 of 21 passes for 210 yards in a 40-17 rout of the Miami Dolphins.

Zach Wilson Net Worth

American professional football quarterback, Wilson plays for the New York Jets of the NFL and has been active from 2021 to the present. He is currently earning a salary of $8.7 million and has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $10 million as of 2022.

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