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BYU Alums in the NFL: Week 7 Recap, Wilson Injured

BYU alums are all over the NFL right now. Unfortunately, Zach Wilson suffered an injury that will keep him out for about a month.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets

Quite frankly, it has been a nightmare rookie season for Wilson in New York. Some of it certainly is not his fault, with shoddy offensive line play and dropped passes by his receivers. However, he is second-to-last in the NFL in passer rating for the year at 63.5 as well as ESPN’s QBR metric, at 24.5 (for reference, Jameis Winston is considered an average QB at 58.3).

Now, things just got worse. After taking a big hit from Patriots’ defensive end Matt Judon in the Jets’ blowout 54-13 loss to New England, Wilson sprained his PCL in his knee. The diagnosis is that he will miss 2-4 weeks and the Jets have already acted in his absence, acquiring veteran Joe Flacco from the Eagles.

Hopefully, Wilson can get back on the field sometime this season and continue to learn.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Detroit Lions

Williams continues to be heavily featured in the Lions’ offense in 2021. For the fourth game out of seven thus far, he received at least a dozen carries. He collected 57 yards on 12 carries in Sunday’s close loss to the Rams, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. It tied for his second-highest yard total of the season.

Through seven games, he has 312 rushing yards, which leads Detroit. He is 13th in the NFL with 24 first down conversions among running backs.

Dax Milne, WR, Washington Football Team

After being a healthy scratch for the first few games of the season, Milne seems to be earning more and more playing time. He garnered a career-high four targets in WFT’s loss to the Packers. He hauled in two passes for 16 yards, which were both the most he has had in his rookie year thus far. It looks like the coaching staff is starting to trust him more as the season goes on.

Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers

Warner continues to play at a Pro Bowl level once again. He notched nine tackles for the fourth straight game in San Francisco’s loss to the Colts on Sunday Night Football. Seven of those takedowns were of the solo variety and two of them were for loss. He also nabbed a fumble recovery.

He is currently 13th in the NFL with 36 tackles.

Other BYU alums in the NFL

Kyle Van Noy, LB, New England Patriots- 3 tackles, 1 pass defended

Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs- 1 tackle

Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns- 3 tackles

Ty’Son Williams, RB, Baltimore Ravens- 2 carries, 10 yards, 2 receptions, 24 yards

Khyiris Tonga, DT, Chicago Bears- 2 tackles