FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey. If New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has a rough day at the office and gets blasted on Twitter, he won’t know it. Or so he says.

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On Tuesday, Wilson revealed that he removed all social media apps from his phone at the start of training camp to block out the noise. This is not New York style; in fact, he began practicing during his time at BYU.

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“It’s a great way to switch off and my mind is 100% here, focused on what it should be focused on,” he said after the workout. “I spend time on what my trainers say in the conference room, not on everyone else.”

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Many athletes use social media to connect with fans and promote their brand, but Wilson apparently doesn’t think it’s worth the bother. He does this in the off-season but relies on the social media team to pick content once football kicks off in July.

“When it comes to reading, I never delve into these things,” he said. “I never scroll through social media.”

He has a tough job playing quarterback for the Jets, a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in 11 years. They selected Wilson second overall in 2021 in the hope that he will lead the renaissance. He fought as a rookie and had several uneven workouts in the first week of training camp.

When he intercepts in practice, it becomes big news on Twitter. His social life has also become social media fodder.

“You always have people[saying]’Don’t look at social media, blah, blah, blah.’ Everything comes from good and bad,” Wilson said. “For me, it just comes down to limiting the voices I really need to hear, and right now I’m here hearing what my coaches are saying, what other quarterbacks are saying, and really what my teammates are thinking. Single player game.

“Even parents can be distracting sometimes.”

Wilson’s mother, Lisa Wilson, is active on social media with 119,000 followers on Instagram.