Zach Wilson’s mother becomes a trending topic on Twitter after the Jets’ selection of him in the NFL Draft.
Zach Wilson was selected second overall by the New York Jets on Thursday, but that was not the reason he was trending on social media.
Twitter exploded with outrage after cameras panned over Wilson’s family, with a particular emphasis on his mother, Lisa Wilson. When it became apparent that the Jets would pick him, the two shared an emotional moment.
Wilson’s mother, meanwhile, flooded her Instagram with images and videos from the big night.
Wilson made a bold comment after his official selection by the Jets.
“I’m going to give it my all. There is no team other than the Jets that I would like to play for,” he told the NFL Network.
“I’m going to give it everything I’ve got, and together we’re going to be something amazing, baby. We’re off for the championship.”
Additionally, the Jets traded up to acquire USC offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker with the No. 14 pick.