Three non-Zach Wilson takeaways from the Jets’ preseason opener

Three non-Zach Wilson takeaways from the Jets’ 24-21 preseason win over the Eagles on Friday night in Philadelphia:

The defense rests

The Jets had five starters missing on defense, but they still let the Eagles slide down the field too easily in their first two practices. The Eagles had two touchdowns in seven games to open the game. Jalen Hurts hit Dallas Goedert for a 22-yard touchdown and Jason Huntley scored fourth for 1.

Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert catches a 22-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of the Jets’ 24-21 preseason win.

mime the word

Wide receiver Denzel Mims had two catches for 25 yards on five targets in the game. He also had an illegal formation penalty and a pinfall. Mims is going to need more production to secure a spot on the roster.

‘Smart’ lineman helps his cause

Backup defensive lineman Tanzel Smart had two sacks in the game. The Jets have an extremely deep defensive line and Smart is fighting for a spot on the roster. He helped his cause to at least get a spot on the practice squad.

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