It’s been an especially notable couple of days for Zach Wilson.
On Tuesday, the former Corner Canyon High and BYU Cougars quarterback participated on the first day of his first minicamp with the New York Jets. Then on Wednesday, a limited edition bobblehead immortalizing his time as a Cougar went on sale.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini noted on Twitter that “It was a rookie-like day for Zach Wilson” at minicamp, as he went 5 for 9 with two interceptions in 11 on 11 work and 11 of 14 in 7 on 7 work.
“This was a pass-heavy practice, and he forced a couple of throws into traffic,” Cimini wrote.
Cimini reported that another former Cougar rookie with the Jets, offensive lineman Tristen Hoge, sat out of the day because of injury.
Cimini reported that Jets big second-year offensive tackle Mekhi Becton said of Wilson after the minicamp, “He’s going to be a problem. He’s really good.”
As for the bobblehead, FOCO, a company that specializes in licensed sports and novelty products, has created the item, which goes on sale on its website Wednesday morning.
The biggest catch in obtaining one of the pieces? Only 144 have been made available for purchase on FOCO’s website. They cost $50 per bobblehead.
The bobblehead depicts Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick by the New York Jets in the NFL draft in April, in a blue BYU uniform with white pants. The Wilson figure is also wearing a headband like the quarterback does in real life for games. The bobblehead version has Cosmo the Cougar on it, not the “Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace” headband Wilson became famous for wearing in 2020.
This isn’t the first time Wilson has been turned into a bobblehead by FOCO in his very short time as a pro. According to NJ.com, the day after he was drafted in late April the company released a limited edition of how he appeared on draft night holding up a Jets jersey after getting selected.
There were 321 of those bobbleheads for sale, and each cost $50.