Zachary Kapono Wilson is an American football quarterback. He was considered a top quarterback prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft and was taken by the New York Jets in the first round. He was selected second overall. He signed a four-year, $35.15 million full guaranteed deal, along with a $22.9 million signing bonus and a fifth-year option.
Wilson was born in Draper, Utah, on August 3, 1999. He played for Brigham Young University. He was named the MVP of the 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, BYU’s MVP in the 2019 Hawaii Bowl, and offensive MVP of the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl. He led the Cougars to a 11-1 record in 2020, with the Cougars finishing the season ranked No. 11 in the final Associated Press poll.
He is part Hawaiian on his father’s side—his middle name Kapono means “righteous” in the Hawaiian language. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.